• Strategic Energy Plan

  • Stormwater Wetlands Analysis

    CLICK HERE
    to view
    Stormwater Wetlands Analysis

  • Tree City USA Award

    River Bend has been awarded the Tree City USA designation for seven consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation. We are one of only 86 communities in North Carolina to achieve this designation.

    Click on the Tree City logo to learn more about this program.

  • NCLM Green Challenge

    Click the NCLM Green Challenge logo to read about this program sponsored by the
    North Carolina League of Municipalities.

  • Our Energy Star Program Commitment

    Click the Energy Star logo to read about our commitment to this program.

     

  • EPA - Low Impact Development

    Click the logo to visit the EPA website for more information on Low Impact Development.

  • Mosquito Control

    Click on the mosquito
    for some tips to control

    mosquitoes and make

    your outdoor time more

    enjoyable.

     

  • Mosquitoes - What You Need to Know

  • Mosquitoes - CDC Website Link

Environment and Waterways

The Town of River Bend is fortunate to be stewards of an extraordinary natural environment. Our commitment to this stewardship is evidenced by our continuing maintenance of the mile-long Plantation Canal and the wetlands to which it is connected.

The Town of River Bend is also committed to the appropriate use of energy and to conserving resources through recycling. Click on the link to the left to view the Town’s strategic energy plan.

We also remain committed to encouraging the responsible management of stormwater. Our ordinances requiring grassy swales, as opposed to the traditional curb and gutter, helps clean stormwater as it travels to the receiving streams.

Our ordinances also encourage developers to use “Low Impact Development.” Low Impact Development, as defined in our ordinance is: a design strategy with the goal of maintaining or replicating the pre-development hydrologic regime through the use of design techniques to create a functionally equivalent hydrologic site design.  Hydrologic functions of storage, infiltration and ground water recharge, as well as the volume and frequency of discharges are maintained through the use of integrated and distributed micro-scale stormwater retention and detention areas, reduction of impervious surfaces, and the lengthening of run-off flow paths and flow time. Other strategies include the preservation/protection of environmentally sensitive site features such as riparian buffers, wetlands, steep slopes, valuable (mature) trees, floodplains, woodlands, and highly permeable soils.

Of course, we also encourage existing homeowners to consider retrofitting their properties to enhance the treatment and management of stormwater. We have some information at Town Hall, and would be happy to point you to other sources as well.

 

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