Duke Energy has made $1 million in grants to 15 organizations in the Carolinas and Virginia from a special water-quality fund created last year.
Duke set up the $10 million, multi-year Water Resources Fund months after its February 2014 coal ash spill into the Dan River.
The city of Danville, downstream of the spill, got $100,000 for a riverwalk, Duke said Thursday.
Other Charlotte-region grant winners: Cleveland Soil and Water Conservation District, $64,500 to fence cattle out of streams; and Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, $100,000 to help protect 2,000 acres adjoining South Mountains State Park.
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