Entries by Swamp Merchant

Johnston lays ground for park

County accepts offer of land County commissioners accepted a company’s proposal Monday to create Johnston’s first county-owned park at the site of the Lowell Mill Dam outside Kenly. The 17-acre park will provide public access along a stretch of the Little River near Interstate 95 for fishing and other activities. Restoration Systems, LLC has a […]

Private Companies Struggle to Compete with N.C Agency

A fledgling industry in North Carolina thinks its good business to restore swamps and creeks.  But the “wetland banking” companies complain that they can’t compete with the state’s own swamp builder, the N.C. Wetlands Restoration Program. The main reason: The state agency doesn’t actually have to restore anything before it takes money from those who […]