Retrospective

Pollinator Maintenance at Lincoln Heights Elementary

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…

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Field Trip! NC Museum of Art Park

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…

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New Bern Avenue Cleanup!

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!

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SWC Hosts an Interactive Exhibit at the Marbles Kids Museum

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,…

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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…

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