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North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)


1601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC, 27699-1601

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is an agency for the preservation and protection of North Carolina's natural resources.

The organization has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public's health. DENR? also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DENR facilities and through the state's school system. Through its natural resource divisions, DENR works to protect fish, wildlife and wilderness areas. The agency's activities range from helping to make sure drinking water is safe to managing state parks and forests for safe and enjoyable outdoor recreation experiences.