Ready for the Native Shade Pollinator Plants!

We had a great turnout today at Bass Lake Park to complete the preparation work for the new Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden under construction, including two new volunteers that joined us. A number of people stopped by and asked what we were building and took information about our chapter to hopefully join future events … More Ready for the Native Shade Pollinator Plants!

We Built the Wall (for the Pollinators, that is)!

After today’s impromptu workday, we are one step closer to establishing an educational Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden at Bass Lake Park. Getting some basic infrastructure tasks out of the way ahead of schedule will make the two upcoming workdays go a little smoother. Invasive trees (both a large Princess tree and a Mimosa tree) … More We Built the Wall (for the Pollinators, that is)!

Help Create a Unique Demonstration Pollinator Garden Made for the SHADE!

Please join us in creating a unique native plant pollinator garden in the next few weeks. What makes this unique? It is designed to thrive in the shade! We have two workdays planned and need your help. The dates and times are shown in the table below. Just RSVP for one or both workdays, using … More Help Create a Unique Demonstration Pollinator Garden Made for the SHADE!

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