Funding Partners

North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) ( Created in 1996, Clean Water Management Trust Fund provides grant money to finance projects that focus on water quality protection. Funding for CWMTF is appropriated annually by state legislature. Since its inception, CWMTF has awarded 781 grants for a total of $595.8 million. Many of the Land Trust’s projects center around the pristine rivers and streams located in the Piedmont, which provide clean water as well as important aquatic habitat and areas for recreation,

North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program (EEP) ( The NC Ecosystem Enhancement Program purchases land and easements within 300 feet of perennial streams. A partnership between North Carolina’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Transportation, this program focuses on wetland restoration for mitigation purposes. The State of North Carolina holds the easements, and land trusts contract to close the projects, produce baseline inventories, and monitor the lands to ensure proper compliance.

North Carolina Natural Heritage Program ( The Piedmont region of North Carolina houses a number and variety of rare species and significant natural communities. The NC Natural Heritage Program funds projects that preserve these natural heritage areas. This program also funds county inventories that document the location of such sites within an entire county. Only state agencies may apply for this funding, which is provided through a dedicated revenue source.

US Forest Service: The Forest Service received $500,000 by allocation in fiscal year 2004 to purchase lands along the Uwharrie Trail. Three Rivers Land Trust is part of a continuing effort to reconnect the Uwharrie Recreational Trail, which would provide a much desired avenue of recreation in the area.

North Carolina Department of Agriculture: The Land Trust partners with the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund on purchased easements on working farmlands. This funding is typically matched by a component of federal dollars and a landowner donation.

US Department of Agriculture: Recognizing the value of local family farms to tradition and economy, the US Department of Agriculture purchases easements on working farmland. This program will fund 50% of the value of an easement, but the funding must be matched by non-federal dollars.





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.8  * Join us October 9th at 9:30am as we paddle Tuckertown Reservoir. 

Three Rivers Land Trust  In September 2019, Phase I of the Alcoa Lands Project was completed. Phase I conserved 2,463 acres and 45 miles of shoreline along High Rock Lake. Now with the closure of Phase II Tuckertown, this project has conserved over 4,800 acres and 76 miles of shoreline along the Yadkin-Pee Dee.  Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River, is known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water resource for North Carolinians. 

To celebrate this momentous achievement, the TRLT Paddle Club is hosting our next group paddle event in Tuckertown Reservoir on October 9th, 2021 at 9:30am. We launch from the Bringles Ferry Boating Access Area (3301 Bringle Ferry Road)  and Paddle to the Flat Creek Access (450 Wildlife Access Road). This paddle is 3.8 miles and will take the group about two and a half hours to complete.   

We encourage paddlers to organize their own shuttles. Limited shuttles will be available, but must be prearranged. Please contact

Have your own Equipment? Already a TRLT Paddle Club Member? Then register below and join us at no cost! We look forward to paddling with you!

Row Co River Adventures will be providing kayak rentals for this event:

Single Kayak Rentals $35

Double Kayak Rentals $50

*All Rentals Include Paddle and PFD*

All Proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Land Trust and each rental includes a TRLT membership! To book a rental please contact Row Co Directly at

For more information or if you have questions, please email Nicky at Hope to see you there!

Length of paddle: ~4 miles

Difficulty level: Easy