Carteret CC receives $20,000 grant towards walking trail

Carteret CC receives $20,000 grant towards walking trail

Duke Energy Foundation Grant Check PresentationMorehead City, N.C. (September 30, 2020) – Carteret Community College Foundation is the recipient of Duke Energy Foundation’s 2020 Nature Grant. The Nature Grant funds environmental projects creating access to nature and protecting species, habitats and water quality in North Carolina.

Carteret Community College Foundation received $20,000 to help fund a nature trail on Carteret Community College’s campus. The educational nature trail will provide direct access to a non-motorized boat launch, two observation decks and a safe location for residents and visitors of Carteret County to exercise and learn more about the coastal environment. The recreational trail will be located along the living shoreline that Carteret Community College began installing earlier this month and will be tied into the Town of Morehead City’s sidewalk system.

“We are delighted to be selected by the Duke Energy Foundation to receive this very competitive grant,” said Dr. Tracy Mancini, President of Carteret Community College. “This donation will help us build our educational nature trail, which will be available for the residents of Carteret County to use. The College hopes to use the living shoreline and the trail as part of its programming.”

Duke Energy is committed to investing in and working alongside its community partners to ensure future generations enjoy the immeasurable benefits of our natural resources.

“We’re pleased to support projects that protect and expand access to North Carolina’s natural treasures, especially as more people are engaged in outdoor activities,” said Stephen De May, Duke Energy’s North Carolina president. “Our company is committed to the environment of our great state.”

A complete list of all grantees can be found here.

Carteret Community College Foundation is still engaged in its Capital Campaign, which includes fundraising for the educational nature trail. If you would like to make a donation to the Carteret Community College Foundation, please call (252) 222-6262.

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