Friends of Wake Soil and Water Conservation District

Helping Protect the Natural Resources of Wake County, NC

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Keeping the Farm – Wed 1/25

7th Annual Keeping the Farm Workshop

There is still time for you to attend.

How do the latest changes in legislation and rules affect you and your land?

7th Annual Keeping the Farm Workshop
for Wake County Landowners and Operators

Topics include:
New cost share programs for your farm and forest, land use tax value,
legislative updates (ETJ, bona fide farm definition, etc.),
forestry rules, estate tax update
Question and Answer sessions with agency staff and more!

January 25, 2012
8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Wake County Office Park – Commons Building
4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC

To register call 919-250-1050 or email keepfarm2012

keeping the farm workshop.pdf

46 Annual Conservation Awards Banquet

On December 8, 2011, the Friends of Wake SWCD and the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District presented the 46th Annual Conservation Awards.

  • Environmental Stewardship Award: John Ann Shearer
  • Dan Wilkinson WRAL Conservation Communication Award: Stephen A Whitfield / NCWoodlands
  • Conservation Poster Winners: Top Ten Students
  • Community Conservation Partnership Award: Falcon Engineering
  • Envirothon Mentor of the Year Award: Dr. John Meyer
  • Big Sweep Excellence Award: Wake County Parks and Open Space
  • Conservation Farm Family Award: Danny Glenn Perry and Larry Perry
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: John Y. Phelps, Jr.
  • Friend of the District Award: Dr. B.C. Raynor, DDS

Congratulations and Thank You to all our winners for their work in conservation in Wake County.

If you would like to help sponsor the Annual Conservation Awards please contact us at:

To support the work of the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District, please consider joining the Friends by clicking here.

2011 banquet program

Banquet and newsletter

The 46th Annual Conservation Awards are being held Thursday, Dec 8, 7pm at the NC Farm Bureau on Glenwood Ave, Raleigh.

Thank you to the Conservation Awards Banquet sponsors: 

Dr. BC Raynor Family Dentistry
Eastside Septic and Cleaning Service
NC Farm Bureau
Wake County Farm Bureau
Van Eure and The Angus Barn
Novozymes Nature’s GREEN-RELEAF Compostin

Also, our Fall 2011 newsletter is available by clicking here.