On May 16, 2021 six members of the South Wake Conservationists collected 450 pounds of litter along the roadways of the Upper Little River watershed in Lillington, NC. The collection was part of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Trees4Trash initiative. Among the items collected were several tires, metal bed springs and mattresses!
On Monday, May 24, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, South Wake Conservationists’ volunteers will be gathering with school staff to pick up trash along Bridge St. in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Lincoln Heights Elementary School, 307 Bridge St., have adopted this street as part of the NCDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program. After collecting the litter along the street, we’ll … More Street Cleanup and Pollinator Garden Maintenance
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
On May 1, 2021 the South Wake Conservationists teamed up with North Carolina State University to conduct a litter sweep of Lake Raleigh, which is located on NCSU’s Centennial Campus. Participants collected litter on relevant greenways, forested areas and along the lake shore (using canoes). A total of 300 pounds of trash was collected!
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
Join NCWF and the South Wake Conservationists chapter for a trash cleanup in and around Lake Raleigh on Saturday, 5/1/21, 9 am – 12 pm. Lake Raleigh is located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. Directions to the boat ramp, where we’ll meet, are to take Centennial Parkway to Achievement Dr. then turn right … More Lake Raleigh Cleanup (postponed to Saturday, May 1)