South Wake Conservationists Participate in Very Productive Litter Sweep!

On January 29, 2003 the South Wake Conservationists joined forces with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation and Friends of the Mountain to Sea Trail to conduct a very productive litter sweep at the Ellerbe Creek section of Falls Lake in Durham, NC! Several hundred pounds of litter were collected (conservative estimate)! The litter portrayed in … More South Wake Conservationists Participate in Very Productive Litter Sweep!

Another Fun and Successful Day at Lincoln Heights!

On December 9, 2022 four dedicated South Wake Conservationists gave the plants at Lincoln Heights Elementary School’s pollinator garden a much-needed trimming! Various tools were used to trim back dead growth, remove stubborn weeds and distribute seeds. The garden should now be ready for a vigorous “re-birth” in a few months! Thanks to Bill, Courtney, … More Another Fun and Successful Day at Lincoln Heights!

Helping the Habitat at Yates Mill Park!

On November 28,2022 the South Wake Conservationists (SWC) had a fun and very productive day at Yates Mill County Park! Six determined conservationists pulled weeds, removed lots of invasive plants and trees and trimmed back dead growth at one of the park’s pollinator gardens. They also spread seeds and encountered two interesting occupants of the … More Helping the Habitat at Yates Mill Park!

Getting the Endangered Animals Message out at the Good Hope Farm Harvest Fest

SWC members enjoyed meeting with the public at the Good Hope Farm Harvest Fest in Cary on a chilly but bright fall afternoon on Nov. 19. Our theme was about protecting endangered and threatened animals, and we shared information and led activities with both adults and children. It was great to see the level of … More Getting the Endangered Animals Message out at the Good Hope Farm Harvest Fest

Another Successful Pollinator Garden Experience!

On November 9, 2022 the South Wake Conservationists re-established the pollinator garden at Bass Lake County Park! They planted a variety of pollinator plants that do well in shade or partial shade. I addition, they weeded and mulched the garden. A very productive day thanks to Courtney, Bill, Reagan, Monty and Luke! Enjoy the photos … More Another Successful Pollinator Garden Experience!

Blackwater Cypress Swamp on a Warm Sunny Day in November in Kayaks . . . Perfect!

SWC and guests had a wonderful time paddling through the blackwater cypress swamp today, Nov. 5, at Robertson Millpond, a Wake County Preserve near Wendell. The millpond is part of Buffalo Creek, named for the herds of buffalo once seen watering there, and had an operating mill there from the 1820’s through the 1940’s. The preserve … More Blackwater Cypress Swamp on a Warm Sunny Day in November in Kayaks . . . Perfect!

South Wake Conservationists Participate in Big Sweep at Proposed County Park!

On November 04, 2022 South Wake Conservationists teamed up with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Wake County Parks and Recreation and the “Open Space” organization to perform a large litter sweep. The sweep occurred at the proposed site of Beach Bluffs County Park in Willow Springs, NC! Wake County hopes to open the park to … More South Wake Conservationists Participate in Big Sweep at Proposed County Park!

Giving the Pollinator Plants Some Breathing Room at Millbrook Elementary

SWC visited Millbrook Elementary School, one of our seven pollinator gardens, this morning (Nov. 2) to tackle the weeds encroaching on the pollinator plants. John led the team, as we triaged the good from the bad (mainly Bermuda grass!) and restored the natural beauty of the beds. Thanks to Bob, Regan, Chad, Bill, Ray, and … More Giving the Pollinator Plants Some Breathing Room at Millbrook Elementary