Digging in the Dirt: December Planting Projects

Madison planting

December planting highlights

North Carolina Wildlife Federation staff and Community Wildlife Chapter volunteers did a whole lot of dirt-digging and planting in December to promote healthy wildlife habitat and get people outside. If you missed our planting highlights from November, you can see them here

Volunteers from South Wake Conservationists, NCWF’s Conservation Coordinator Madison Ohmen and Umstead State Park Ranger Nick Dioguardi planted 18 buttonbushes at a wetland area near Big Lake at Umstead State Park.


Representatives from North Carolina Wildlife Federation and North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance gathered at Apollo Heights Park in Raleigh for an outdoor lunch meeting. The alliance is a collaborative group of organizations, such as NCWF, committed to conserving pollinators and pollinator habitats in North Carolina. After the meeting, attendees planted eight trees and 120 pollinator plants and collected 90 pounds of litter for NCWF’s Clean and Green program. Owen Cass, crew leader with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, said the city enjoys doing projects in the underserved area. Two teenagers strolling through the park stopped and asked the group what they were doing, which gave NCWF staff and alliance members a chance to talk about native pollinators and the importance of restoring their habitats.

3 ways you can help restore and enhance habitat

  1. Download our Habitat Restoration Volunteer Toolkit to learn how you can organize trash clean-up and planting events in your community. 
  2. Sign up for our weekly Butterfly Highway newsletter, which has everything you need to know about pollinators and native plants for your yard and where to buy them.
  3. Explore our Events Calendar to find out where NCWF and our Wildlife Community Chapters are hosting habitat restoration activities near you. 

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