Happy Holidays!!

yaupon holly, a native to southeastern forests

Well as you may have guessed December is a very busy month for us here in the SECP office as we try to juggle saving the planet one tree at a time and Holiday festivities.  We always manage to get things done, conservation is our priority!

I don’t have a formal topic for this post so I would like to take some time to reminisce about some highlights from the past three months, like the American Orchid Society fund drive for our Myrtle Head preserve.  The AOS is doing a fund drive for some much-needed management at Myrtle Head, in order to better preserve the unique orchid species that grow there.  Click here to find out how you can help…it could be a very neat green gift for the person who has everything! And let’s not forget about the Fire in the Lakes Festival!  This is a festival hosted by the City of Boiling Spring Lakes and focuses on fire; specifically controlled burning and wildfire.  There will be games and live music, food and ecosystem informational booths, Smokey Bear and a demonstration controlled burn!!  Something for everyone!!  The Fire in the Lakes Festival is a sponsor supported effort and we certainly could use your help!  For more information on how to donate to the festival click here.


It’s the end of another year and with that we must say farewell to 3 very important people, our fall semester UNCW interns.  What would we do without the devoted help from our interns 🙂 


We had AJ, who took the lead on our yearly conservation easement monitoring; Natasha, who was responsible for photomonitoring (and I might add was finished in record time which allowed her to do some other neat projects with her remaining time); and Tyler, who continued with an ongoing project mapping the ditches in one of our preserve landscapes using GIS.  So here’s to AJ, Natasha, and Tyler!!  May you have a wonderful future in whatever you find yourselves doing.  Thanks so much for your help! 

Have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season from all of us here at TNC Southeast Coastal Plain!  See you in 2012!


About secpnc

My name is Sara Babin and I am the Conservation Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy Southeast Coastal Plain program in Wilmington, NC. Our office is responsable for the maintenance and restoration of 35,000 acres of preserve land owned by The Nature Conservancy. We protect the land for ecologically significant species in hopes to ensure a lasting natural history legacy for future generations to enjoy. This blog will highlight our most exciting activities and events with much of the focus being on our controlled burn program. With this blog we hope to share the ins and outs of what we do and how it is bettering the world for plants, animals, and people.
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