Dear Friends of the District Member
This first quarter of 2014 has been a busy one and we wanted to share what the Friends of Wake Soil and Water Conservation District has been doing.
The Friends won an award from the National Association of Conservation District for our work assisting the Wake District. Robin Hammond, founder of the Friends of Wake Soil and Water Conservation District, traveled to Anaheim CA in February to accept the award on behalf of the Friends. We are first such group out of 3,000 districts in the country – this is a great honor for the Friends and for the Wake SWCD!
Thank you for your support.
Grace Lawrence, Chair
Beer with Friends
May 6, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Friends are hosting a Happy Hour courtesy of the Busy Bee Cafe. A $20 charitable contribution lets you enjoy an after work party with Friends, have two beers, some appetizers, and great conservation conversation. Order your tickets online or pay cash at the door. More info
The Resource Conservation Workshop at NC State University is a fantastic opportunity for high school students to spend an intensive week exploring conservation topics. Past participants said: “…a great learning experience” and “…going out in the field and learning about conservation jobs was the highlight of my week.” Wake SWCD administers the competitive scholarship applications and will again sponsor a student this year. The Friends will sponsor 1-2 students accepted to this June workshop. Help us send a student with your tax deductible contribution to the scholarship fund by April 25. More info