We will be conducting a litter sweep on the shores of Falls Lake from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning July 15, 2022! We will meet at a roadside parking lot at the intersection of New Light and Ghoston Roads in Raleigh. Please bring gloves, water and appropriate footwear. We will supply litter … More Please Join Us for an Early Morning Waterfront Litter Sweep!
Kids and families are invited to join South Wake Conservationists for a fun nighttime adventure observing the amazing and beautiful world of moths. This free event, kicking off National Moth Week, is being held on Saturday July 23, 9-10 PM at the Bass Lake Park Picnic Shelter in Holly Springs. Please register below, so we … More Eco Kids – Moth Night at Bass Lake Park
Please join the South Wake Conservationists on Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon for a fun day with a special group of volunteers! We will be weeding the Bass Lake Pollinator Garden with a group of teens organized by an association named Activate Good. Activate Good connects individuals, groups and companies to … More Please Join Us and Our Friends From “Activate Good” for a Pollinator Garden Weeding Party!
On June 9th, 2022, South Wake Conservationists invited herpetologist Alvin Braswell to lead a Herp Walk at Harris Lake County Park. Alvin is retired from the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, where he spent over 40 years in various curatorial roles with reptiles, amphibians, and freshwater fishes before being the Research Lab Director, and later, … More Lots of turtles plus more found during Harris Lake Herp Walk!
A wonderful celebration was held for 125 third-grade students at Pine Springs Preparatory Academy in Holly Springs Tuesday (May 24). These are the students that wrote letters to mayors in Wake County this spring, which resulted in every municipality in Wake County having committed to the NWF Mayor’s Monarch Pledge. What an amazing achievement, and … More Mayor’s Monarch Pledge Celebration for Wake County Third Graders
This month, we are featuring a focus on amphibians, with guest speaker Rebecca Skiba, Coastal Regional Education Specialist, NC Wildlife Resources Commission. All are welcome to come to our online chapter meeting on Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 PM. Learn about the diversity of frog, toad and salamander species in our great state, as well … More Join our June 2 Meeting: ” North Carolina’s Amazing Amphibians!”
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