Author Archives: jfessic

The North American Envirothon is Coming to Raleigh this Summer!

Top environmental students from across North America will come to Raleigh this summer, July 28-August 2 for the NA Envirothon. It will be held at NC State University’s Centennial Campus. Many volunteers are needed, as well as Sponsors!. Go to this website for more details.

Another Wonderful Awards Banquet

The 2018 Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District Awards Banquet on Dec. 6 was very well attended and enjoyed by all.

Thanks to Bill Sandifer, we have a lot of great photos to share.




There were many special guests including the County Poster Winners and their families and teachers, and WRAL’s Jeff Hogan who congratulated them.

Special Congratulations to the Revel Family for being awarded Conservation Farm Family of the Year.

Participate in the PLANWake Surveys

Farm and forest landowners are encouraged to let your voices be heard through PLANWake.

PLANWake is a process to:

  • Define Wake County’s priorities for the future.
  • Renew the community’s vision and goals on a range of issues.
  • Outline a path to success for the coming decade.
  • Click here to learn more and take the survey.

    Upcoming Events this Fall and Winter

    Annual Farm City Day
    November 20th at Noon, Carrollock Farms, 6818 Kennebec Road, Willow Spring
    Sponsored by Wake County Farm Bureau & Wake County Cooperative Extension

    Wake Soil & Water Conservation District’s 53rd Annual Conservation Awards Celebration
    December 6th at 6:00 PM, Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh
    Hosted by Friends of Wake SWCD; RSVP at
    Download this invitation for more details

    14th Annual Keeping the Farm Workshop
    January 23rd, 8am – 4pm at the Wake County Commons Building
    RSVP at

    43rd Annual Southern Farm Show Kick-Off Breakfast
    January 30th, 7:30am at the Hunt Horse Complex NC State Fairgrounds
    Hosted by the Wake County Agribusiness Council

    Dale Threatt-Taylor – the Conservation Evangelist

    All of us continue to be inspired by Dale’s passion, commitment, and leadership in the field of soil and water conservation.

    This feature article from NCSU CALS News is a warm tribute to our leader and friend.

    You can find another interview with Dale here at Leadership Nature’s website.

    We love working with you Dale!