CarWA News - September 2, 2016
- Wetland Photo Contest Deadline Extended: You now have until September 30th to submit your wetland pictures. The photos will be used in the first CarWA calendar. Photos must be taken in North and South Carolina. Individuals may submit up to 12 pictures. You will receive a free calendar if your photo is selected. Click here for more details.
- 2017 Wetland Treasures Selection—Your Input Needed by October 1st: Every May during American Wetlands Month, CarWA recognizes a few sites as Wetland Treasures of the Carolinas. The CarWA Program Committee will soon begin the selection process for our 2017 Wetland Treasures, and we’d love to have your input as we create a list of sites for consideration. Do you have a favorite wetland in NC or SC that is in excellent ecological condition and is important for protecting wetland biodiversity in the Carolinas? If so, please send us your idea(s) by filling out the brief form by October 1st. Thank you for your input! Click here to access the form.
- Thanks to everyone who ordered a T-shirts! They should arrive soon. We ordered extras, so contact us if you still want one before we run out. Click here to order now.
- Spruill Farm is welcoming Edward Barrett, a garden professional from London for almost two weeks in September. Edward is on the staff of Kew Gardens in London. This 250 year old garden is considered to be the premier botanic garden in the world. You are invited to come to the farm for our Big Planting Day for our fall & winter community garden on Saturday, September 10th. Click here to register for this event.
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center in Raleigh, NC invites you to participate in their Fall 2016 Big Sweep on September 10, 2016 from 9:00 AM until Noon. Register here.
- A new mapping project reveals the locations and impacts of the state’s 6,500 industrial hog and chicken farms. Environmental groups including the Waterkeeper Alliance, Environmental Working Group, and North Carolina Riverkeeper organizations released a collection of maps and data on the 6,500 concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)—and their accompanying waste lagoons—in the Tarheel State. Read more.
- WRAL reports that people were advised not to swim or have contact with the water in Pamlico Sound due to a large algal bloom. Read more.
- EPA released a series of fact sheets, "What Climate Change Means for Your State," Link to fact sheets: North Carolina or South Carolina
- NOAA's interactive guide provides a step-by-step approach for incorporating climate change information into new or existing coastal conservation plans. Read more.
- NC WAM Training. September 13-16 in Brevard , NC. The NC Association of Environmental Professionals is offering a training session on the North Carolina Wetland Assessment Method (NC WAM) for determining the condition of wetlands. Registration Information.
September 25: Board of Directors Meeting at 6:30 pm. 3040 E. Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC. RSVP if you plan to attend.
October 5: Carolina Bays: Ecology, Myths and Facts (North Carolina Environmental Education Lunchtime Discovery Series) More information.
October 17: Program Committee meeting at 6:30, 3040 E. Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC. For more information, contact Amin Davis or Stratford Kay.
November 14: Board of Directors Meeting. at 6:30 pm. 3040 E. Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC. RSVP if you plan to attend.
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