Photo by Kristine Grayson Please join us on Saturday, June 11th, from 9am-12pm as we look for reptiles and amphibians at Harris Lake County Park! We’ll be led by Alvin Braswell, who is retired from the N. C. State Museum of Natural Sciences, where he spent over 40 years in various curatorial roles with reptiles, … More Join us for a Herpetology Walk at Harris Lake!
Thanks to a generous donation offered this month by Micro Summit Processors, a USDA-inspected meat processor located in Micro, NC, SWC was able to support the mission of the Harnett Food Pantry, Harnett County Partnership for Children, and the Harnett Emergency Food and Shelter Program by coordinating receipt of more than 900 pounds of high-quality … More Feeding Local Families in Their Time of Need
It was a great day at the Triangle Land Conservancy’s Williamson Preserve last Sunday! Over 160 people attended our first Kids in Nature Day event, despite having to reschedule from Saturday due to rain. Seeing kids filled with wonder and enthusiasm about the amazing things found in nature made the six months of planning and … More Kids in Nature Day Rocked on May 15!
We finally got our tray of 28 swamp milkweed plants where they belong – in the sun with wet clay at their feet. These three-foot plants came from the NCWF Clean and Green Program and were planted along the shore of Bass Lake by Monty and Bill, assisted by Bass Lake Park’s Melinda London, Program … More Planting Swamp Milkweed at Bass Lake Park
SWC was invited to exhibit at three events on Earth Day weekend, April 23-24, and with only two days to do it all, we could only accept two of them! It was a privilege to be invited, and we thoroughly enjoyed the chance to meet and dialogue with the public about conservation. The two events … More A Busy Earth Day Weekend!
We still need additional volunteers to cover all that needs to be done to make this inaugural Kids in Nature Day event a day to remember for hundreds of kids in the Triangle. Response from the community has been incredible, with over 600 people registered, more than half of them kids. We especially need help … More Volunteers Needed!
Please join us on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. as we join South Wake Conservationist Vice President John Kinsella on a virtual tour of the incredible Galapagos Islands! Mr. Kinsella toured the islands a few weeks ago and is happy to share his experiences with the awesome wildlife that he encountered! You can … More Let’s Take a Virtual Tour of the Amazing Galapagos Islands!
Fourteen of Chad Chandler’s friends joined in celebration with Chad and his wife Vicky Monday evening, thanking him for his many years of service in the role of Chapter President of South Wake Conservationists. Chad led the chapter from 2015 through 2021 and helped guide it from its early days as a chapter to the … More Appreciation for Chad Chandler
Every year, EarthShare matches up corporations and non-profits in both the Raleigh and Charlotte areas to participate in a variety of workdays to make a positive impact on our natural environment. This year, South Wake Conservationists was matched up with seven enthusiastic volunteers from the environmental law practice of The Law Offices of F. Bryan … More SWC and Brice Law Meet the Earth Day Challenge!
On April 9, 2022 a group of South Wake Conservationists made a substantial contribution to Harnett County’s “Keep Harnett Beautiful Spring Litter Sweep.” The group collected 437 pounds of trash along roadways in Lillington. The effort will also add to the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s habitat restoration program by authorizing the planting of 17 trees!