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When complete, the greenway will feature over 19 miles of trails and land connectors, from Toby Creek Greenway on North Tryon Street to Cordelia Park just north of uptown. The greenway will continue through the urban section and on to the South Carolina state line, conveniently linking Central Piedmont Community College, Carolina Healthcare System and the Park Road and Carolina Place shopping areas among many other destinations.
A space for quiet reflection or a social hot spot, the greenway will be built with the diversity that has Charlotte/Mecklenburg in mind. The walker, jogger, tourist, nature lover, bench sitter or cyclist will delight in this path that connects us all. Urban Little Sugar Creek also includes a major stream restoration project to enhance water quality.
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Clean healthy air is our most vital natural resource. Mecklenburg County Air Quality is a "certified local air pollution program" acting as the State throughout Mecklenburg County, including incorporated areas. Our mission is to lead and assist Mecklenburg County towards meeting and maintaining compliance with the health based National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
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In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, 81% of watersheds contain streams that are considered "impaired" by state standards. That means they are not clean enough for their intended use, which is recreation.
Storm Water Services uses a variety of methods to monitor water quality in our creeks. This includes collecting water samples by hand and using automated gauges that continually send water quality data to computers.
The various types of data are used to: identify specific problems such as illicit discharges evaluate short-term trends describe degrees of impairment measure the effectiveness of efforts to reduce pollution.
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The Solid Waste Management Plan is a document that establishes goals and programs for the handling of solid waste in a manner that meets local needs and is consistent with North Carolina solid waste management priorities. It details the County's waste management practices. In the plan, local governments establish waste reduction goals and identify programs and policies necessary to meet them. The plan also describes the methods used to collect and transport solid waste and recyclables to disposal and processing facilities in an environmentally sound manner.