Let’s Enjoy a Mid-Winter School Workday!

Please join us on Friday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. for a fun and productive outdoor pruning party at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School, 1520 East Millbrook Rd., Raleigh. We will be working in the school’s pollinator gardens cutting back dead growth, dead-heading, weeding and preparing the gardens for spring. The school will provide tools and … More Let’s Enjoy a Mid-Winter School Workday!

Perfect Weather for Sprucing Up a Pollinator Garden!

Three energetic members of South Wake Conservationists spent a couple of hours sprucing up the pollinator garden at Lincoln Heights Elementary Magnet School in Fuquay-Varina! The weather was great and the trio trimmed back dead plant growth, spread some seeds and dead-headed some plants! The garden is really taking shape and the trio noticed new … More Perfect Weather for Sprucing Up a Pollinator Garden!

South Wake Conservationists Enjoy a Fun and Successful Planting Day at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park!

On November 19, 2022, a group of South Wake Conservationists (SWC) joined forces with Art Park employees to plant 61 trees and shrubs at the Park. The planting continued a productive relationship between SWC, a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and the Art Park for purposes of enhancing the Park’s pollinator gardens and … More South Wake Conservationists Enjoy a Fun and Successful Planting Day at the North Carolina Museum of Art Park!

Bass Lake Park Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden Completed Today!

What a terrific work crew this morning! This was our final workday to install the new native shade plant demonstration garden at Bass Lake Park in Holly Springs. This energetic crew installed about 200 plants of twelve different species, all designed to promote pollinators and propagation of native plants in shady environments. We also installed … More Bass Lake Park Native Shade Plant Demonstration Garden Completed Today!

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!

Join Us for a “Millbrook Weeding Party!”

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!”