The following are staff contacts who will perform plan review, permitting, inspection, complaint investigation and water quality monitoring in each watershed. Based on the location of your project or concern, please contact the appropriate staff person.

Contact ​River Basin – Subwatershed ​Phone ​Email
Barney Blackburn, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ​
Environmental Consultant / South

Plan Review Program Lead

Shawn Springer, PE
Environmental Consultant / North


Cape Fear - Jordan Lake
Neuse - Crabtree Creek, Lower Neuse 2 
Debra Tanner
Neuse - Marks Creek, Buffalo Creek, Little River, Moccasin Creek, Lower Neuse
Town of Wendell, Knightdale
Neuse - Falls Lake, Lower Neuse
Town of Rolesville
Betsy Pearce, CFM, CPSWQ
Cape Fear - Harris Lake, Neills Creek, Hector Creek
Neuse - Middle Creek (West of US 401 Hwy.), Black Creek
Field Consultation Program Lead 
vacant​ Neuse - Swift Creek, Walnut Creek​, Middle Creek (East of US 401 Hwy.)
Melinda Clark, AICP, CFM​ Watershed Manager​ 919-856-​5531