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“Conservation in the Heart of the City” at Dix Park

The Friends of Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District has a fun social event planned for September 12, 5:30-7:30 at Dix Park. We welcome everyone who is interested in our efforts to support the Wake District and support Dix Park to come join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and casual conversation at the Flower Cottage. More Details to Come…

Click here for an invitation flyer (pdf).

Wake County Agribusiness Council’s Fall Tour

You are invited to the Wake County Agribusiness Council’s Fall Tour.
September 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Location: Agri Supply in Garner
Click here for a flyer

Please RSVP by emailing swcd@wakegov.com
We hope you will attend!

Another successful Resource Conservation Workshop

NCSU hosted the 56th Resource Conservation Workshop in June. This provides high school students from across the state an opportunity to learn first-hand about the many facets of natural resource conservation by spending time in the field and classroom hearing from Extension experts. The Friends of Wake Co. Soil and Water Conservation District are very pleased that we were able able to sponsor a rising junior from Middle Creek High School. We try to sponsor a student every year, so keep a lookout for next year’s call for applications.

RCW News Article from NCSU

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.

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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 swcd@wakegov.com
    Download this invitation for more details

    14th Annual Keeping the Farm Workshop
    January 23rd, 8am – 4pm at the Wake County Commons Building
    RSVP at keepfarm2019@gmail.com

    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