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2014 State of the Environment Report

The State of the Environment Report (SOER) has been used as an informative tool for understanding the current environmental state of our region while identifying strategies and recommendations to maintain and enhance our quality of life by ensuring clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and healthy land on which to live and recreate.

This 2014 SOER expands on the traditional identification of priority environmental indicators in Mecklenburg County by providing a trend analysis for each environmental indicator during recent history. Each SOER chapter button below provides a list of recommended actions for addressing these priority environmental indicators as well as informative and fun videos.

Visit Air Quality's Chapter Page    Visit Land's Chapter Page 
Visit Water's Chapter Page    Visit Waste's Chapter Page 

Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators can be found through the chapter buttons above or via the table below. This website will be updated as either the indicator trend changes or as new information becomes available.

Environmental Indicators Key 


 Air

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 Overall Air Quality

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Ozone

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 Particulate Matter

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NOx, SO2, CO, Lead

 Land

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 Climate Change and Wildlife

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 Nature Preserves

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 Greenways

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Facility Planning

 Waste

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 Commercial Waste

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 Yard Waste

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Residential Waste 

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Household Hazardous Waste 

 Water

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 Groundwater

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Lakes 

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Public Involvement 

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Streams
 


If you are interested in exploring trends back to 1987, you are encouraged to read the 2008 SOER. If you are interested in learning more about how Mecklenburg County's State of the Environment reflects on our region, you are encouraged to read the 2010 SOER or the 2012 SOER.

Mecklenburg County is fortunate to have County staff with both the technical expertise and practical knowledge to produce the information contained in this 2014 edition of the State of the Environment Report. Please join me in thanking them for their determination and skill in producing this exceptional report!

Send your suggestions, questions, comments, or requests regarding this report to us.


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