NC LID Team

Dwane Jones, Ph. D.

Dwane Jones

Dwane Jones is an Extension Associate with the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at NCSU. Dwane teaches extension training workshops and academic courses that pertain to water quality, urban planning and design, low impact development, and conservation design. Dwane is nationally recognized as an expert in Low Impact Development. His research interests also include complete streets, active transportation, public health, and social interaction in public spaces. 

He has degrees in Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning and Technology Systems and Urban Design. Dwane may be contacted at dwane.jones@udc.edu


Bill Hunt

photo of Bill Hunt

Dr. Hunt is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in North Carolina State University's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering department. Hunt holds degrees in Civil Engineering (NCSU, B.S., 1994), Economics (NCSU, B.S., 1995), Biological & Agricultural Engineering (NCSU, M.S., 1997) and Agricultural & Biological Engineering, (Penn State, Ph.D., 2003). Dr. Hunt is a registered PE in North Carolina.

Since 2000, Hunt has assisted with the design, installation, and/or monitoring of over 90 stormwater best management practices (BMPs), including bioretention, stormwater wetlands, innovative wet ponds, green roofs, permeable pavement, water harvesting/cistern systems and level spreaders. He teaches 20-25 short courses and workshops each year on stormwater BMP design and function throughout NC and the US. Dr. Hunt may be contacted at bill_hunt@ncsu.edu.


Wendi Hartup

Wendi Hartup

Wendi Hartup is a natural resources extension agent based in Forsyth County and her subject area focuses on urban stormwater management, stream ecology and rain gardens. Wendi has a Master of Science in Fisheries Conservation from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Troy University. Prior to working for Cooperative Extension, Wendi worked 10 years for the Alabama Water Watch program teaching citizens how to monitor and evaluate physical, chemical and biological features of water. She also taught citizens about water issues and how to improve both water quality and policy through volunteer citizen monitoring and action leading to a better understanding, protection and restoration of Alabama's surface waters. Wendi may be contacted at wendi_hartup@ncsu.edu


Mitch Woodward

Mitch Woodward

Mitch grew up on a dairy farm in Middletown, DE and has a BS degree in Entomology and Plant Pathology from the University of Delaware (1981) and a MS degree in Agronomy-Soils from the University of Maryland, College Park (1983 ). He has 25 years of Extension educational / environmental education program planning, implementation, and evaluation at the county, watershed, state, and federal levels with emphasis on teamwork and collaboration with partners and stakeholders in natural resources protection, and watershed protection issues. He has worked for Extension in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Federal Extension Service (Washington, DC) and for the past 13 years in North Carolina.

With his NC Cooperative Extension team-mates, he conducts 15 - 20 workshops and events annually, covering topics related to: water quality and residential pollution prevention, stormwater practices, raingardens, rainwater harvesting, on-site wastewater, and illicit discharge detection and elimination. He has installed over 50 rain gardens and over 12 rainwater harvesting systems. He has been married to his bride Laurie for 27 yrs and they have 3 children. He enjoys sports, and is a really, really, really frustrated Philadelphia Eagles fan. Mitch may be contacted at mwoodward@wakegov.com.


Christy Perrin

Christy Perrin

Since 2000 Christy Perrin has managed Watershed Education for Communities and Officials (WECO), a community outreach program at North Carolina State University that involves the public in environmental decision-making. She started her career at NCSU with the Natural Resources Leadership Institute. She collaborates with communities across the state of North Carolina, helping civic groups, local governments, and state organizations effectively involve others in protecting and restoring natural resources. She earned her Masters in Public Administration with an environmental policy focus from NCSU (98), and has extensive training and experience in community mediation and group facilitation. She is working with communities in North Carolina to help them collaboratively evaluate their codes and policies for encouraging lower impact forms of development and better protection of water quality, and is co-authoring and coordinating the creation of the NC LID Manual. She seeks ways to leverage ecological restoration and protection resources to enhance community development goals, and to build citizens' capacity for collaboration and civic engagement. Christy may be contacted at christy_perrin@ncsu.edu.
Website: http://www.ncsu.edu/WECO/