Street Cleanup and Pollinator Garden Maintenance

On Monday, May 24, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, South Wake Conservationists’ volunteers will be gathering with school staff to pick up trash along Bridge St. in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 307 Bridge St., have adopted this street as part of the NCDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program. After collecting the litter along the street, we’ll … More Street Cleanup and Pollinator Garden Maintenance

NC Museum of Art Park Pollinator Planting Event

Join South Wake Conservationists’ volunteers and the Art Park’s staff for a Trees-4-Trash native pollinator planting event at the NC Museum of Art Park, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 on May 21, 2021, 9:00 am – 12 pm. Trees4Trash is a collaborative program of North Carolina Wildlife Federation and Plastic Ocean Project that … More NC Museum of Art Park Pollinator Planting Event

Rescuing Native Plants

Twelve enthusiastic volunteers rescued approximately 30 Buttonbushes and several Chickasaw plumb trees from land near New Hill, NC that Duke Energy is going to develop into a solar farm bringing renewable energy on the grid for the benefit of their customers. After digging up the plants, volunteers picked out some to plant in their own … More Rescuing Native Plants

Lincoln Heights Elementary Earns Award

For exemplary efforts during the past two years despite setbacks by COVID-19, Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Elementary School in Fuquay-Varina, NC has earned the “Watershed Stewardship School Award” from their local Wake Soil and Water Conservation District. South Wake Conservationists, a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, along with other community partners, worked … More Lincoln Heights Elementary Earns Award

Lake Raleigh Cleanup (postponed to Saturday, May 1)

Join NCWF and the South Wake Conservationists chapter for a trash cleanup in and around Lake Raleigh on Saturday, 5/1/21, 9 am – 12 pm. Lake Raleigh is located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. Directions to the boat ramp, where we’ll meet, are to take Centennial Parkway to Achievement Dr. then turn right … More Lake Raleigh Cleanup (postponed to Saturday, May 1)

Upper Little River Watershed Roadway Litter Sweep

As part of NCDOT’s Spring Litter Sweep, on Saturday, April 17, 2021, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, SWC will be protecting the Cape Fear River by collecting trash along Titan Roberts Rd. and Ross Rd. in Harnett Co. which are crossing the Upper Little River watershed flowing in the Cape Fear River. We’ll be cleaning … More Upper Little River Watershed Roadway Litter Sweep

Pollinator Garden Workday at Lincoln Heights Elementary

Join South Wake Conservationists volunteers for a workday maintaining a pollinator garden at Lincoln Heights Environmental Connections Magnet Elementary School on Tuesday, April 13, 12 pm – 4 pm. Additionally, we will be removing turf grass readying an area for the installation of several raised bed vegetable gardens. The address of the school is 307 … More Pollinator Garden Workday at Lincoln Heights Elementary