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What’s the Butterfly Highway Buzz?

October 27, 2021

The perils facing pollinators are not a secret. For years, scientists have documented a decline in pollinators as a result of habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change and more.  The…

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November Calendar of Wildlife & Habitat Happenings

October 25, 2021

Opportunities to experience natural North Carolina are as diverse as our state’s spectacular landscape. And there’s no shortage of things to do, see and hear this month – from quail…

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Six Future Conservationists Awarded NCWF Leadership Scholarship

October 25, 2021

Since the 1970s, North Carolina Wildlife Federation has awarded scholarships to more than 300 college students from across the state to follow their dreams of studying and working in the…

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NCWF Deploys Large-Scale Rock Fishing Habitat at Hagers Creek Pier on Lake Norman 

October 22, 2021
Excavator with rock

Much of North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s habitat restoration work takes place on the ground, whether it’s cleaning up litter, planting native trees, managing lands or expanding wildlife crossings.  And other…

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Volunteers Needed for Fontana Lake, Largest Trash Cleanup Event in a National Park

October 13, 2021

In a remote area of western North Carolina, surrounded and protected by the Great Smoky Mountains and Nantahala National Forest, sits the cold, deep and emerald waters of Fontana Lake. …

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NCWF Joins Friends of Valdese Park for Lake Rhodhiss Clean-Up

October 11, 2021
n Lake Rhodhiss cleanup

Lake Rhodhiss is a clean, clear reservoir of the Catawba River buttressed by Burke and Caldwell counties. Through grants from the Clean Water and Parks Trust Funds, the town of…

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NCWF Honors Histories, Cultures & Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples

October 10, 2021
indigenous Peoples Day

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, North Carolina Wildlife Federation celebrates the first people to protect, conserve and honor the land we now call North Carolina. More than once, we’ve…

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Oh, Snap! Take a Peek at NCWF’s Wildlife Photography Contest Winners

September 29, 2021

North Carolina’s amateur shutterbugs did a whole lot of snapping for North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s 3rd annual Wildlife Photography Contest held May through July. We received an astounding 600 submissions…

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NCWF Welcomes New Board Members Luis Martinez and Jon Wall

September 28, 2021

Meet our newest board members! While energy attorney Luis Martinez and employment attorney Jon Wall practice areas of law that are miles apart, they sit at the same table when…

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October Calendar of Wildlife & Habitat Happenings

September 28, 2021
yellow-bellied sapsucker

Opportunities to experience natural North Carolina are as diverse as our state’s spectacular landscape. And there’s no shortage of things to do, see and hear this month – from duck…

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Concord Wildlife Alliance is NCWF’s Chapter of the Year 

September 27, 2021
Concord Wildlife Alliance Chapter

A global pandemic and cancellation of all in-person events was no match for the creativity and adaptability of the Concord Wildlife Alliance. The Community Wildlife Chapter of the North Carolina…

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Charlotte Conservationist Ernie McLaney Named 2021 Wildlife Volunteer of the Year

September 27, 2021

Ernie McLaney “lives and breathes conservation and sustainability every day” while donating his time, energy and resources to preserving wild lives and wild places in North Carolina. That commitment earned…

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