It has been a busy month, and we were pleased to be invited to share our conservation message with families in the local area at two events this week. Lincoln Heights held their Tiger Fest for the elementary school kids Friday evening. We have partnered with Lincoln Heights on their pollinator gardens for several years … More Connecting with Families at Local Events
South Wake Conservationists participated in the Town of Apex’s second annual EarthFest on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. With massive rain and wind in the area most of the day, the organizers moved everything indoors to the community center gym, which everyone appreciated! Our theme for public events this year is “biodiversity,” which is the … More SWC at Apex EarthFest on Earth Day
South Wake Conservationists and NCWF, partnering with Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary, hosted sixteen volunteers from Xylem/Sensus on April 13 for a native plants workday at the park. This was part of a broader regional sustainability event sponsored by EarthShare NC, which NCWF participates in each year. A large hillside facing the road at … More A New Native Plants Hillside at Hemlock Bluffs
On April 10, 2023 the South Wake Conservationists (SWC) had a very productive weeding day at Crowder County Park. The group weeded 3 gardens, one of which SWC conducted a major planting last October! Many thanks to David Barber, Bill Willis and Beth Kinsella!
South Wake Conservationists brought our new, custom-branded bluebird houses to Wake County’s Crowder Park in Apex on Wed., Mar. 29. The team worked with Sarah Goldsmith, Park Technician of Education at the park, to identify and replace eleven old houses that had deteriorated and were no longer usable. Jeff Allen has led the way for … More New Bluebird Homes at Crowder Park
On March 24, 2023 the South Wake Conservationists participated in the addition of 100 native plants (trees, shrubs, bushes) to the beautiful North Carolina Museum of Art Park (NCMAP) in Raleigh! Plants were added to the pond, Volunteer and Pollinator Gardens and several other locations! Other participants included representatives from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, … More Enhancing the Art Park’s Wildlife Habitat!
The sun emerged just in time for a very pleasant day outside Cary’s historic Page-Walker Arts & History Center in celebration of Arbor Day on Saturday, Mar. 18. This was a great “shakedown cruise” for South Wake Conservationists’ new theme for our public event displays this year: Biodiversity. The more we can spread the word … More Arbor Day in Cary
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 … More Enthusiastic Response to “Hiking for Habitat” Presentation
On February 25, 2023 16 conservationists conducted a highly productive litter sweep of the Cape Fear watershed in Lillington, NC! The group collected 804 pounds of litter, which will not be swept into the Cape Fear River! The sweep was organized by the South Wake Conservationists in concert with the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.
On February 21, 2023 the South Wake Conservationists had a very productive gardening maintenance day at Millbrook Magnet School in Raleigh! The group filled numerous wheelbarrows with dead-headed plant material, helping the school’s gardens prepare for spring! Many thanks to Bill Willis, Seana Finn and Joan Schneier for their hard work and dedication!