Over 400 plant species in North Carolina are currently imperiled, with ripple effects across the entire ecosystem. Please join South Wake Conservationists for this important briefing by Lesley Starke on Thursday, Aug. 12, 7:00-8:30 PM. Lesley leads the NC Plant Conservation Program (PCP) at the NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services and liaises with … More Webinar Aug. 12: Imperiled Plants of NC and the Wildlife Action Plan
Hope you can join the South Wake Conservationists on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh for a pollinator garden “beautification event!” We will meet at 7:30 a.m. and conclude at 9:30 a.m. Millbrook Elementary is located at 1520 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC. Please bring water, gardening attire, sunscreen and … More Join Us for a “Millbrook Weeding Party!”
Join South Wake Conservationists on a kayaking or canoeing trip on the Cape Fear River on Saturday, July 31, 2021. At 9:00 am, we’ll meet at Cape Fear River Adventures located at 100 S. Main St. Lillington, NC 27526. Bring your own boat and you can launch it from the ramp for a small fee. … More Paddling on the Cape Fear River
SWC members broke out the garden gloves and tools on July 7 for an early-morning pollinator garden maintenance workday at our sponsored Lincoln Heights Elementary School site, working with the school’s Environmental Connections Integration Specialist Laura Wood. The new pollinator plants have matured this year and are a rich mixture of colors and textures, but … More Pollinator Maintenance at Lincoln Heights Elementary
Join us at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, at Lincoln Heights Magnet Elementary School! We will be weeding their beautiful pollinator garden! We will start early to avoid the heat but later arrivals are welcome. Please bring comfortable “gardening attire”, water and sum protection. Trowels are also recommended to handle those pesky weeds! If … More Join Us for a “Beautify Pollinator Garden Day!”
Did you know that June 21-27 is National Pollinator Week in the town of Morrisville? Thanks to some local students, Morrisville’s Mayor TJ Cawley, made the recent proclamation after signing the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge. Each year, 3rd grade students from Pine Springs Preparatory Academy (PSPA) in Holly Springs embark on a letter writing campaign targeting … More Our 4th Mayor’s Monarch Pledge in Wake County and Counting!
We kicked off our new monthly field trip series with a guided tour of the NC Museum of Art Park by our own John Kinsella. John led a group of nine on a fascinating, 90-minute tour of the outdoor art, ecosystem, and environmental engineering of this unique park, the largest art park in the United … More Field Trip! NC Museum of Art Park
On June 19,2021 the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (including 4 members of the South Wake Conservationists) teamed up with the Great Raleigh Cleanup Group and local resident Gus Vandermeeren to collect over 900 pounds of trash near New Bern Avenue in Raleigh! Approximately 30 volunteers participated in this highly successful initiative!
SWC was honored to be invited to create and host an interactive exhibit about kids and nature at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh on Saturday, June 13. We were joined in this special event by NC State Parks, Piedmont Wildlife Center, and Triangle Rock Climbing. By all accounts, the event was a great success, … More SWC Hosts an Interactive Exhibit at the Marbles Kids Museum
Please join us on Saturday, June 19, 2021 for a Trees4Trash event! The details are as follows: Event Date: Saturday, June 19th, from 9am to NoonLocation and Parking: Meet at Kelley Austin KinderCare, 3103 Kelley Austin Dr. in Raleigh, NC, 27610. Parking is available. We will walk down uneven terrain to the site, which is under … More Join us for a Raleigh Trees4Trash Event!