***All in-person Cape Fear Sierra Club events are currently cancelled. Stay up-to-date on virtual meetings and important community news below! Stay safe!***
About this event
Join us on a free cruise abroad the Cape Fear Rierboat, Henrietta.
We will discuss Enviva Corporation's climate-harming wood pellet-to-energy scheme, now grinding 164 acres of NC forests into pellets every day, and shipping them to England to burn with coal to electrify Europe (more than 50,000 NC acres to be destroyed in 2022).
Trip led by Andy Wood, Coastal Ecologist and Conservation Educator.
Attendees must be 18 or over.
Sponsored by the Southern Forests Conservation Coalition and the NC Chapter of the Sierra Club.
Our Monthly meetings are suspended May-August as always. We will send out information via our email, facebook, and meet up as we will have a few opportunities to meet up. Check back
Cape Fear Sierra Club March Program, Monday, March 21, from 6:30-8 pm.
“Urban Forests: Their Ecological Function and Human Benefits”
Lauren O’Brien, Master’s candidate in Environmental Studies at UNCW, will present the science behind the popular promotion of urban forests. Sponsored by the North Carolina Forest Service through the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees, Ms. O’Brien reviewed and synthesized relevant research on urban forests’ ecological function, the comprehensive set of services they offer, andMtheir benefits in urban areas. Please join us via Zoom, using the link below.
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Meeting ID: 852 4280 5352
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OUTINGS are BACK !!!
CAROLINA BEACH STATE PARK
LOW TIDE BEACH CLEAN UP!
When: Sat. March 5th from 3pm - 5pm. (rescheduled from Feb. 13th)
Where: Carolina Beach St. Park -
1010 State Park Rd. Wilmington
Cape Fear Sierra Club February Program
Monday, February 21 @ 6:30pm, via Zoom
“Battleship Point, Sea Level Rise Resiliency, and the Future of Local Development”
Bob Parr, New Hanover County resident and environmental advocate, will speak about the opposition to proposed development of the Cape Fear River’s west bank. Local development must take into account that climate change’s effects, including sea level rise, have just begun. Incorporating sea level resiliency and other environmental considerations into shoreline development is a necessity. Join us to learn about current proposed projects and what you can do to work for a future of environmentally resilient development in the Cape Fear region.
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Cape Fear Sierra Club's MLK Program
Via Zoom , January 17th 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm
"Intersectional Environmental Advocacy and Sierra Club's Opportunity to Lead"
Alecia Gaines, Adult Educator and Chair of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club's, will give an interactive presentation on the fight for environmental justice and the Sierra Club important role in advocating for at-risk communities, including the most-harmed, least consulted communities of color. She will address the changes in EJ terminology and how the extension of our strategic work in conservation can improve community relation. Participants will have opportunities to engage through their computers or cell phones.
Use the link below to attend out MLK program:
Meeting ID: 896 6766 986
“Does Nature Itself Have Rights?”
Can we place nature's right to thrive as the primary goal of climate change and other environmental protection laws? Modern system-based science demonstrates that the natural world and humans are fundamentally interconnected. Rights of Nature is a legal theory that recognizes the essential worth of the natural systems in which we live and proposes inherent rights as associated with ecosystems and species, similar to the concept of fundamental human rights or corporate personhood. As of 2021, rights of nature laws exist in dozens of cities and counties throughout the United States.
Speaker: Evan Folds,
Folds is a local regenerative agriculture advocate and elected Supervisor for the New Hanover County Soil & Water Conservation District, will talk about this innovative legal approach to protecting our precious natural environment and how it can be adopted where we live.
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Meeting ID: 873 2886 3784
“Protecting Sea Turtles and Other Treasures of Our Coast”
From May to August, loggerhead and green sea turtles crawl up Masonboro Island Reserve's beaches to lay their eggs. The NC Coastal Reserve is involved in monitoring and protecting the turtles. The NC Coastal Reserve is a network of 10 protected sites spanning more than 44,000 acres of estuarine land and water. Elizabeth Colhoun, Stewardship & Education Specialist for the Coastal Reserve, will talk about the sea turtles of Masonboro Island and the Reserve’s other important projects protecting the treasures of our coast.
Please join us on ZOOM
Monday, September 20, 2021
6:30 – 8 pm.
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Meeting ID: 874 4842 2927
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