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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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Bipartisan Support Continues for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act 

September 27, 2021
Appalachian cottontail rabbit

Blog updated on Oct. 12 North Carolina is the first state to have both senators sign on to the most significant wildlife conservation bill in half a century. Senators Thom…

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NCWF Honors 18 Conservation Heroes at 57th Annual Governor’s Awards Banquet

September 21, 2021
NCWF 57th Annual Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards

Animals are not brethren. They are not underlings. They are Other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.  – Henry Beston, American writer and naturalist Conservationists,…

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Bull City Trailblazers Chapter President Naadii Salaam Earns Golden Trash Grabber Award

September 21, 2021
Naadii Salaam with trash grabber

On any given day, you’ll find Bull City Trailblazers President Naadii Salaam walking around her Durham neighborhood, picking up trash at nearby schools, parks and trails. When neighbors ask her…

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Join NCWF’s Great Outdoors University for Kids in Nature Day Events 

September 16, 2021
Kids in Nature

NC Wildlife Federation’s Kids in Nature Day events engage kids and their families in outdoor adventures and expose them to the wonders of nature. Research shows kids who explore the…

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Sen. Tillis Supports Bipartisan Bill to Galvanize Wildlife Conservation, Help Prevent Extinctions

September 14, 2021
Carolina northern flying squirrel

Senator Thom Tillis is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that will fund locally led efforts to help prevent extinctions and help wildlife thrive nationwide. “We’re facing a looming wildlife crisis, and…

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NCWF Parties for Pollinators with Seed-Packing Events

August 27, 2021
Pollinator Seed Packing

The best months to plant native pollinator seeds for habitat restoration are September through February, which means we’ve officially kicked off seed-packing party season. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation and…

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Calendar of Wildlife & Habitat Happenings

August 19, 2021
Great Outdoors University - Getting kids and their families outdoors.

Calendar of Seasonal Events for September 2021 Sept. 4: Hunting season opens for doves, rails and moorhens. Sept. 10: Wild muscadines are ripe. Summer farewell is in bloom. Peak flight…

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NCWF Challenges Communities to Swap Trash for Trees

August 18, 2021
Community Activist holding up a bag of collected trash

People love a challenge – whether it’s the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, 22-Pushup Challenge or North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s Neighborhood Cleanup Challenge. As we head into fall, we’re keeping the…

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NCWF Joins Lawsuit Challenging Elimination of North Carolina Sea Turtle and Fish Protections

August 10, 2021

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, Cape Fear River Watch and Defenders of Wildlife are challenging a decision to abolish turtle and fish protections in North Carolina that have been in…

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For the Love of Wildlife Underdogs

August 4, 2021
Loti and Dale - Wildlife Underdogs

Loti Woods and Dale Weiler, after retiring from working in the corporate world, met at an art gallery in Tryon, NC and 8 days later, were engaged. Their love story…

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