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Solar still saving city
Thanks to the solar panels on the City of Wilmington's street sweeper facility, the building's energy bill for the entire year was less than what a comparably-sized, non-green building would pay in one month. [Read more...]
City saves $257,000 by recycling

Over the past year, the City of Wilmington has saved more than $257,000, thanks to city recycling customers. City recycling customers recycled about 8 percent more this past fiscal year than they did in the previous year.

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N Waterfront Park site

Approximately 3,000 cubic yards of topsoil will be added at the location of the City of Wilmington’s future North Waterfront Park. 

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City saves money with LED lights
The City of Wilmington has just finished converting more than 200 streetlights to environmentally-friendly LED lights, which will save more than $10,000 a year. LED lights also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in keeping with the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Initiative approved by City Council.  [Read more...]
City receives $400,000 federal grant
On May 28, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the City of Wilmington will receive $400,000 in federal funding to continue its efforts to clean and redevelop contaminated properties - known as brownfields - as part of a long-term effort to redevelop old industrial and commercial sites in the city. [Read more...]
Proposed tree legislation
On Tuesday, May 13, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and other area leaders met at Halyburton Park to speak about a proposal that would limit the ability of local governments to regulate trees, including the the removal, replacement or preservation of trees on private property. [Read more...]
Bike to Work Week!
May is National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week is May 12-18. Get all the information you need to participate. [Read more...]
New rain garden helps water quality
Work to install new rain garden between the old Cinema 6 parking lot and Tidal Creek Co-op on Oleander Drive, an area prone to flooding, began on April 28. [Read more...]
Arbor day celebration!
On Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m., the Wilmington Tree Commission will celebrate National Arbor Day by planting a bald cypress near the south end of the bridge on the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail in Anne McCrary Park, off Randall Parkway. [Read more...]
Venus Flytrap planting
Students from Friends School of Wilmington and the Cape Fear Community College will plant 400 Venus Flytraps on Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. in the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Garden. [Read more...]
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