Cape Fear Resource Conservation & Development (CFRCD) Mission: Conserve natural resources while encouraging sound economic development and community development through project funding and implementation in southeastern North Carolina.

Who We Are

 

The Cape Fear Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that assists local governments and communities in southeastern NC to carry out projects that improve the quality of life in the region. CFRCD's action-oriented projects protect, enhance and balance natural and human resources while promoting economic development. 

 Our Action-Oriented Projects Make A Difference

 

This is why we do what we do

In September of 2018, Hurricane Florence hit the southeastern coast of North Carolina with winds up to 140 mph and rainfall across the region reaching 40 inches in 3 days. Florence brought unforeseeable devastation in our region, with 39 hurricane-related deaths, millions of livestock lost, thousands of misplaced domestic animals, and billions of dollars in damages.

Flooding in the Cape Fear River rose to roughly 61.5' at its crest, which is 2.6' above Hurricane Mathew’s flood levels and the river did not drop below the 35-foot flood stage for several days.

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture reported 3.4 million chickens and turkeys and 5,500 hogs died by drowning. Many died in farm buildings overcome by flooding as the animals remained inside. The Florence losses are almost double those of Hurricane Mathew in 2016.

Our mission is to provide services that empower local citizens to develop and carry out action-oriented plans for the environmental, economic and social benefit of their communities.

CFRCD is a member of the southeastern North Carolina community and is represented throughout this region. CFRCD is poised to intervene and impassioned to provide relief services.

Latest News

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Kyle Bruerer, President
Pender County

Al Daniel, Treasurer
Bladen County

Gary Lanier, Vice President
Columbus County

Marilyn Graham
Brunswick County

Greg Elkins, Past President
Bladen County

Directors                                    

Kip Godwin
Columbus County

Mary Lacey Tate
Pender County

Kristie Dixon
Brunswick County

Jon Mendenhall
Brunswick County

Dru Harrison
New Hanover County

Dean Morris
Bladen County

Dalton Dockery
Columbus County

Jimmy Smith
New Hanover County

Bryant Shephard
Pender County

To be appointed
New Hanover County

CFRCD serves Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick,
New Hanover and Pender Counties

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