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August 09
Governor Names Wake County Soil and Water Leader to State Clean Water Board

Dale Threatt-Taylor brings passion and decades of experience to the board

Dale Threatt-Taylor.jpgGov. Roy Cooper recently appointed Dale Threatt-Taylor, District Director of the Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District, as a member at-large to the Clean Water Management Trust Fund Board.

In her role, Threatt-Taylor will work with the board to collectively determine how to prioritize funding for project requests from nonprofit and governmental organizations that aim to protect land for natural, historical and cultural benefit, limit encroachment on military installations, restore degraded streams, and develop and improve stormwater treatment technology.

“Because there are so many high-quality, impactful projects submitted to consider, it will be difficult, but this work is crucial if we are to improve water quality and protect land resources,” she said. “This stewardship work will provide a livable environment for today and for North Carolina’s future generations.”

The North Carolina General Assembly established the Clean Water Management Trust Fund in 1996 as a non-regulatory organization with a focus on protecting and restoring the state’s land and water resources. 

In 2019, the Clean Water Management Trust Fund received 115 applications totaling nearly $65 million of requests. In 2018, the Board awarded over $27 million in grants.

Threatt-Taylor has been a public servant for decades and has earned a national reputation for her work in conservation, landowner assistance and natural resources protection. She was chosen for her technical expertise as well as her experience in water quality projects and non-profit board service.

Thanks to her passion for soil and water conservation, Threatt-Taylor has earned her nickname known as the “conservation evangelist.” She has worked in natural resources for more than 26 years and speaks regularly at local and national events. She holds a Bachelor of Science in conservation from North Carolina State University and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University.


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