In response to “Loss of grants squelches conservation efforts” (April 5):
Ill effects of Perdue's raid extend to local conservation
The writer is chairman, Mecklenburg County Soil and Water Conservation Board.
Gov. Perdue's raiding of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund will harm not only land trusts but also many smaller organizations.
The Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District had a $70,000 grant from the trust fund to support our nationally acclaimed Urban Cost Share Program, which paid 75 percent of 10 different actions homeowners, schools and churches could take to reduce and clean storm water runoff before it reached to our streams.