Lower Cape Fear River Program

Project Description
The mission of the Cape Fear River Program is to develop an understanding of processes which control and influence the Cape Fear River and to provide a mechanism for information exchange and public education. Specific objectives include:

Develop, implement, and manage a basin-wide coordinated physical, chemical, and biological water quality monitoring program. Point, non-point, and naturally occurring sources will be considered in developing the monitoring plan.

Interact with regulatory agencies, academic institutions, local industries, and other groups to determine additional studies and analysis needed to develop an effective and successful management plan. Initiate the studies and assist in securing funding to conduct the research.

Develop scientific information to provide environmental education about the basin targeting point and non-point source contributors and produce reports to identify changes or trends.

Develop, consolidate, and maintain a data base on the Cape Fear River Basin, including historical and current data, and made data available to public and private requesters including regulatory agencies.

Information provided by http://www.uncwil.edu/cmsr/aquaticecology/lcfrp/mission.htm