North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, also known as NCDENR, is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. The department offers preservation and protection for North Carolina's natural resources. It administers regulatory programs to protect air and water quality, and public health. NCDENR also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments and public, and informs people about environment through educational programs. The departments natural resource division protects fish, wildlife and wilderness areas. Its activities range from providing clean drinking water to managing state parks and forests for outdoor recreation events. The department is organized into the secretary's office and staff, administration, divisions, programs, regional offices, boards, councils, and commissions. Its various divisions manage aquariums, coasts, land resources, marine fisheries, soil, waste and pollution, and legislative and intergovernmental issues.