Matt Collogan is an environmental educator, gardener, and advocate for sustainable farmers and agriculture. His mission with New Hanover Soil and Water Conservation District is to share with residents the very resources he’s benefitted from offered through the District and its state and federal partners. For example, he’s utilized programs like CCAP for financial assistance to install a cistern at his house and NRCS funding to construct seasonal high tunnels (similar to greenhouses) for growing organic produce.
During his 18 years living in Wilmington, Matt now realizes that the work of the District is indispensable as we all face the growing challenges of ensuring access to clean water, healthy food, and resilience from environmental change like increased flooding, hurricanes, and sea level rise. As a graduate of UNCW’s Environmental Studies Department, Matt is a proud member of the Seahawk family. An avid birder, kayaker, grower, and composter, you can often find Matt at functions of the Coastal Composting Council, Cape Fear Food Council, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, and the Tidal Creek Cooperative grocery store where he is one of over 1,600 owners. He is also an honorary member of the Cape Fear Garden Club.
View the Cost Share Programs - Community Conservation Assistance Program website.
View the Environmental Quality Incentives Program website