Green & Grant Projects

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Green Projects 

Stormwater Services incorporates environmental stewardship and protection of natural resources into stormwater projects whenever possible. 

Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Awards:

DREAMS Pervious Pavement & Bioretention  (2017)

Raintree Wetland (2017)

Stormwater Demonstration Site (2017)

Street Sweeper Complex  (2009)   Green Features 
*This building has been transferred to another city department.

Wade Wetland (2009)


Additional Awards:

JEL Wade Stormwater Wetland/Park Pelican Award (2008)


Grant Projects

The City of Wilmington implements and collaborates on grant projects with the aim of improving water quality. Grant projects help the city install "stormwater solutions" or Best Management Practices such as rain gardens, cisterns, pervious pavement, and bioretention areas on public and private property, as well as conduct stormwater outreach and education.

 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 319 Grants

Reduction of Nutrient Loading to Greenfield Lake from Jumping Run Branch (Phase !)
January 2020 - Present

Reducing Stormwater Runoff Volume on the UNC-Wilmington Campus
January 2019 - Present

Implementing the Bradley & Hewletts Creeks Watershed Restoration Plan
April 2017 - February 2019

Hewletts Creek Water Quality Improvement Project
January 2015 - March 2018

DREAMS of Wilmington Stormwater Improvement Project
January 2014 - December 2016

Implementing Innovative Street Retrofits to Reduce Stormwater Runoff Volumes and Pollutants in the Burnt Mill Creek Watershed
January 2010 - June 2013

Grey to Blue Stormwater Planning Initiative
January 2010 - December 2011

Restoring the Burnt Mill Creek Watershed through Stormwater Management & Community Involvement
November 2004 - August 2008

Burnt Mill Creek Outreach & Demonstration Project
June 2002 - May 2005

 NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) Grants

Planning for Reducing Stormwater Runoff and Toxicity in the Burnt Mill Creek Watershed
October 2008 - October 2009
Administered by NCSU. Stormwater Services was in-kind grant partner.

J.E.L.Wade Constructed Stormwater Wetland & Park 
Administered by Stormwater Services.

NC Coastal Nonpoint Source Program (NCCNPSP) Grant

Greenfield Lake Watershed Outreach Project
March - December 2004
Brochure:  What Puts the Green in Greenfield Lake?

Other Funding Sources:

Green Infrastructure Grant (GIC) Stormwater Management Tree Grant
October 2016 - December 2017
Administered by the Green Infrastructure Center.  City Stormwater, Parks, Planning, Engineering, Recreation are all in-kind grant partners.

Advancing Key Low Impact Development Strategies to Restore Water Quality in the White Oak River Basin (Lynnwood)
September 2015 - August 2017
Administered by the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Stormwater Services is an in-kind grant partner.

NERRS Science Collaborative - Reducting Coastal Stormwater Pollution
Administered by the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Stormwater Services is an in-kind grant partner.


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