Enthusiastic Response to “Hiking for Habitat” Presentation

Luke Bennett gave a fascinating visual and oral recreation of his journeys hiking both the Appalachian Trail and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in the South Wake Conservationists’ Chapter meeting at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs on Thursday evening, March. 9. Local participants, joined by over fifty people online, thoroughly enjoyed it and were inspired by Luke’s passionate message about the importance of conservation in his life. His photos provided an exceptional accompaniment to the captivating tales from the trail, and it was hard to believe we smoothly rolled through 102 slides in an hour!

South Wake Conservationists feels very fortunate having Luke onboard as our Conservation Coordinator from NCWF, as he supports several chapters in the region and jumps in with both feet to many of our activities, as well as navigating multiple sources of support from NCWF for us.

Another aspect of the meeting was that it was our first time trying out the new video and audio equipment NCWF recently acquired. With assistance from Seana Finn (NCWF Community Organizer), Cassia Rivera (camera operator), and Ted Morée (remote technical advisor), we got it working smoothly, after a few minor hiccups in the beginning! If you were not able to see it live, watch for the recording to be posted on the NCWF Archive of Webinars and Videos.

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