An Exciting Time for Wildlife Legislation!

The early 1970’s is known as a time of conservation and environmental legislation. It included creation of the Endangered Species and Marine Mammal Protection Acts. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency was created. Join us on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. as Manley Fuller, North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s (NCWF) Vice-President of Conservation Policy … More An Exciting Time for Wildlife Legislation!

Let’s Enjoy a Mid-Winter School Workday!

Please join us on Friday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. for a fun and productive outdoor pruning party at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School, 1520 East Millbrook Rd., Raleigh. We will be working in the school’s pollinator gardens cutting back dead growth, dead-heading, weeding and preparing the gardens for spring. The school will provide tools and … More Let’s Enjoy a Mid-Winter School Workday!

Perfect Weather for Sprucing Up a Pollinator Garden!

Three energetic members of South Wake Conservationists spent a couple of hours sprucing up the pollinator garden at Lincoln Heights Elementary Magnet School in Fuquay-Varina! The weather was great and the trio trimmed back dead plant growth, spread some seeds and dead-headed some plants! The garden is really taking shape and the trio noticed new … More Perfect Weather for Sprucing Up a Pollinator Garden!

POSTPONED! – Birdwatch for Bald Eagles at Jordan Lake Dam

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FEBUARY 13TH AT 2PM. Join us for an eagle spotting trip at the Jordan Lake Dam, 2060 Jordan Dam Rd, Moncure, NC, on January 23, 2022. Jordan Lake is home to a large number of permanent resident eagle pairs and in the winter the population grows to one of … More POSTPONED! – Birdwatch for Bald Eagles at Jordan Lake Dam

Enjoyable Yates Mill Nature Walk!

On December 12, 2021 the South Wake Conservationists sponsored a 3+ mile nature walk at beautiful Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh, NC. Fifteen nature enthusiasts enjoyed great weather, enjoyable companionship and wildlife which included deer, a snake, a flock of Ruddy Ducks, Hooded Mergansers and a group of very vocal Red-shouldered Hawks!

South Wake Conservationists (SWC) Team Up With Umstead State Park Officials!

Representatives from SWC, North Carolina Wildlife Federation and Umstead State Park planted 18 water-loving Button Bushes today in the Park’s bog. Button Bushes create beautiful pollinator-attracting blooms but need a “swampy” environment to bloom. The group also distributed Swamp Milkweed seeds in the bog!

Please Join Us as We Learn About the Growing Importance of Urban Forests!

As more people worldwide are migrating to urban areas, the importance of “urban forests” grows accordingly! Please join us on Thursday evening, December 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. as Jennifer Rall, Urban Forestry Specialist for the North Carolina Forest Service, informs us about the ever-growing importance of these “city forests.” She will address their importance … More Please Join Us as We Learn About the Growing Importance of Urban Forests!

South Wake Conservationists Enjoy a Fun and Successful Planting Day at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park!

On November 19, 2022, a group of South Wake Conservationists (SWC) joined forces with Art Park employees to plant 61 trees and shrubs at the Park. The planting continued a productive relationship between SWC, a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and the Art Park for purposes of enhancing the Park’s pollinator gardens and … More South Wake Conservationists Enjoy a Fun and Successful Planting Day at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park!

Deer Donation Program is Exceeding Expected Volume and Needs Your Help

The SWC Deer Donation Program has delivered enough nutritious ground venison to provide more than 50,000 meals to families in need through community-based food programs in Wake, Harnett, and Lee counties! This year is already exceeding expectations significantly in terms of deer donations from local hunters, which means more food for more families. As a … More Deer Donation Program is Exceeding Expected Volume and Needs Your Help

Please Join Us For An Enjoyable Nature Walk at Beautiful Yates Mill County Park!

Do you enjoy beautiful nature walks in cooler weather? If so, we hope you can join us at scenic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC, on December 12, 2021. We will meet at the main parking lot at 1:00 p.m. and will walk approximately 4 miles through a beautiful patch of … More Please Join Us For An Enjoyable Nature Walk at Beautiful Yates Mill County Park!