Heal Our Waterways

The City of Wilmington has partnered with the New Hanover SWCD and other local non-profit, government and private sector organizations to develop a program aimed at reducing the volume of polluted runoff reaching Bradley and Hewletts Creek. Heal Our Waterways is an effort to educate citizens about the causes and effects of polluted runoff and to help them take action to prevent it. Recently, the New Hanover SWCD has assisted with the installation of several best management practices (BMPs) in Bradley and Hewletts Creek as part of the HOW program. Visit our Photo Gallery page to view photos of the BMPs. If you live in Bradley or Hewletts Creek you could qualify for the Heal Our waterways funding program. The Heal Our Waterways Program funds 100% of the installation costs of an approved stormwater catchment device.

To receive more information about participating in the Heal Our Waterways program, please visit their Take Action page and fill out the Take Action Form located on the page.

If you are unsure about what watershed you live in you can look your address up using the GIS Watersheds Map online. For those that live within the municipal limits of the City of Wilmington but not within Bradley or Hewletts Creek, you may qualify under the CCAP funding source.

For information on how to take care of your rain garden after installation, view the Rain Garden Maintenance Pledge (PDF).

On this page is a map of the current installed stormwater catchment devices over the past 5 years for the Heal Our Waterways program.

For more information, contact the Soil and Water Conservation department.

Map showing updated stormwater control measures installed in Bradley and Hewletts Creek Watersheds.