North Carolina is getting a $14 million cash boost to help with environmental preservation and restoration. 

The state's Clean Water Management Trust Fund awarded the grants, which are earmarked to help fund 34 projects from the mountains to the coast.

The main goals of the funding are conserving land and protecting waterways. According to the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the money will be used in part to help ensure clean drinking water in every county.

Nearly 9,000 acres of coastal habitats, greenways, and trails will see improvements, in addition to another 7,000 acres that will open to the public for recreational use.

Some of the funds will also add resources to rural and economically distressed areas.

A complete list of grant awards is available on the Clean Water Management Trust Fund website.

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