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Cost Share Programs - Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)


Backyard Wetland

Constructed systems that mimic the functions of natural wetlands.  A backyard wetland can temporarily store, filter, and clean runoff from a driveway, roof or lawn and thereby improve water quality.  The wetland should be expected to retain water or remain saturated for two-three weeks.

Maintenance Period
  • 5 years single-family home, 10 years all other properties
BMP Units
  • Square feet
Required Effects
JAA/NRCS Standards
  • Backyard rain garden/wetland (SWCC)
Cost Information
  • Most components are cost shared at 75% of average cost
CS2 Reference Materials
Additional Spot-check Requirements
  • None

CCAP Policy Summary

Common CS2 Components

Component Units
Excavation (including mobilization) CuYd
Wetland plants (installed) SqFt
Wetland outlet structure Each


Design Standards

Planning and Design Tools


NCDA&CS Division of Soil & Water Conservation, David B. Williams, Director
Mailing Address: 1614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1614
Physical Address: 216 West Jones Street, Raleigh North Carolina 27603
Phone: 919.707.3770

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