Through a grant sponsored by the NC Water Resources Research Institute- Stormwater Consortium (WRRI-SWC), Johnson C. Smith University, the Regional Partnership of the Carolinas and Rising Solutions, PLLC are collaborating with the communities of Historic Washington Heights, Lincoln Heights and Northwood Estates to address the linkages between stormwater and trash, litter and/or illicit discharges. Knowledge and perspectives from community members will be acquired through focus groups and surveys in order to truly grasp the stormwater and water quality concerns of the community. The project will provide opportunities for comprehensive community engagement at six neighborhood leadership planned educational outreach opportunities and six stormwater-focused participation events developed by project participants.
We would like to thank community presidents Ms. Mattie Marshall of Historic Washington Heights, Ms. Thelma Byers-Bailey of Lincoln Heights and Mr. Ronald Ross of Northwood Estates, for leading in the process of engaging and collaborating for the Our Voice Our Water Initiative. In addition, we would like to thank Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services for offering its support to this grant with organizing and providing supplies for stream clean up and storm drain marking events.
Our Voice Our Water is also proud to be a part of the AmeriCorps Network with the Resilience Corps NC. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its VISTA, State and National programs. Daisha Williams is our AmeriCorps member and part of the Our Voice Our Water committee. She believes that her position with Our Voice Our Water will help her reach many people in order to build collaboration within communities of Charlotte for the shared goal of providing a clean environment for all.
To learn more about the NC Water Resources Research Institute- Stormwater Consortium (WRRI-SWC), the Regional Stormwater Partnership of the Carolinas, Rising Solutions PLLC, or Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Service, click on their respective logos at the top of the page.
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Coretta Scott King
To provide opportunities for comprehensive community engagement in order to address and solve problems regarding the linkages between stormwater and litter/trash and the associated impacts to water quality.
Empowering Citizens of Charlotte-Mecklenburg With a Voice and Role in Stormwater Management.