This is one of my favorite times of year. After months of winter, we're finally seeing more daylight and warmer temperatures. Those bulbs tucked into the soil many months ago are starting to show their first green shoots and blossoms. Soon we will see Spring in full bloom--so let's celebrate with news and events to #keepNCgreat!
Be Part of the Ripple Effect...
JOIN US FOR THE 2016 CORPORATE EARTH DAY EVENTS!
We will soon be celebrating Earth Month with businesses and nonprofits in the
Charlotte. The Corporate Earth Day Events
include the Corporate Challenge, After Party and Earth Day Breakfast. These events bring together companies large and small to work with local nonprofits that care for our water, air, land and wildlife.
YOU can be involved by joining us at the Earth Day Breakfast in Raleigh on Friday, April 22nd. The theme is
Ripple Effect. Here are the highlights:
Master of Ceremonies Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL-TV meteorologist
Keynote speaker Dr. Roland Kays, Director of the Biodiversity Lab, NC Museum of Natural Sciences (and co-discoverer the olinguito, a species of mammal)
Plans are underway for Corporate Forums in the Triad, Charlotte, and Triangle. The forums bring together business and conservation leaders to discuss a common interest in protecting our natural resources and opportunities for engagement. The first forum will be held at Proximity Hotel in Greensboro on March 15th. See the
Corporate Forum page for more information and RSVP by March 8th.
YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK
photo from NCCLT
NC Coastal Land Trust protects 155 more acres!
Last month, the NC Coastal Land Trust purchased 155 acres
of beautiful hardwood forest in the Chowan watershed along 2.5 miles of the Meherrin River, just south of the Virginia state line. The land protects species of trees such as old-growth
cypress, tupelo, oaks and maples, as well as elm, ash and hollies. Wildlife abounds
, including wood ducks and mallards, and migratory songbirds in the spring and fall. The property expands their existing Meherrin River Preserve, now totaling 575 acres! See the article in Coastal Review.
photo from Sound Rivers
Sound Rivers assists UNC Public Health with fish consumption guide
Upper Neuse Riverkeeper and Sound Rivers partnered with UNC School of Public Health to educate anglers about fish consumption advisories. UNC recently completed a brochure regarding fish consumption advisories for NC and specifically Lake Crabtree. The Lake was contaminated with dangerous levels of PCBs, originating from the Ward Transformer Company, now a Superfund site. Read more from the Sound Rivers update and the Eat Fish Wisely website.
As always, our Member events
calendar is full of volunteer, education, and recreation opportunities near you! You can sync it with your calendar so you'll never miss an event. Here's a sampling of March events:
3/4 Air Made Visible Grand Opening:Clean Air Carolina brings us Particle Falls, an animated light projection on the UNC Charlotte Center City building that will reveal the invisible dangers in the air we breathe. On display every evening at the corner of 9th & Brevard Streets in Charlotte through April 23.
3/5 March Forth with Eno River Association: Come on this 2.5 mi evening journey along one of the prettiest stretches of the Eno River, starting at the Cole Mill Access of Eno River State Park.
3/9 Wild Ideas for Getting Outside with Triangle Land Conservancy: Reserve your spot today to hear local outdoor adventurers share their tips, tricks, and wildest outdoor exploits in the Triangle through rapid-fire imagery and storytelling.