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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
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Green Swamp, Brunswick County
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November 12, 2022 1 -3 PM



Join us for the movie.

The Smell of Money

A film at Thalian Hall on Thursday, November 17, at 7:00pm

The Smell of Money- that's what Big Pork calls the stench of pig waste in the air in eastern North Carolina, where much of the world's bacon and barbecue is made. A century after her grandfather claimed his freedom from slavery and the family land, a North Carolina woman leads her community in a legal fight against the world's largest pork corporation. A panel discussion will follow the film.

The Cucalorus Film Festival screening is co-sponsored by the NC Chapter of the Sierra Club and Cape Fear River Watch.

For more information on the film visit the link below:

Order tickets for the screening here



Trails & Transit on the Ballot!

Please Vote to add Trails sidewalks and transportation improvements  


Cape Fear Sierra Club October Program, via Zoom,

October 25, 2022, 6:30 – 8pm 

This November 8th, New Hanover County residents get to vote on revenue to expand and enhance our community’s networks for bicycling, walking, and public transit.  A dedicated quarter-cent (25¢/$100) public transportation sales tax will be on the November 2022 ballot.  Join us as officials from New Hanover County, City of Wilmington, Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Wave Transit explain the region’s public transportation needs, the ballot measure, its expected revenue, and the planned improvements to our community’s economic, transit and recreational opportunities.   


To attend, use the Zoom link below.  If you have trouble with the link, please copy and paste the link directly into your browser or use the Meeting ID. Hope to see you there! 


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Meeting ID: 851 4956 6570

Passcode: 917341

 Endorsed candidates

Charles Graham US House District 7

Marcia Morgan, NC Senate District 7

Deb Butler, NC House District 18

Amy Block DeLoach, NC House District 20

Eric Terashima, NC House District 17

Rob Zapple, New Hanover County Commissioner

The mid-term elections are approaching and, while they ordinarily don't get much attention, this is no ordinary year.

The Cape Fear Group of the Sierra Club wants you to be well informed about candidates we've endorsed in our region. So we hope you'll attend our fundraiser for the N.C. Chapter's political action committee (PAC) on Saturday, Sept. 10.

  • What: Cape Fear Group PAC Fundraiser

  • When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

  • Where: 1901 South Live Oak Parkway in Wilmington. 


This in-person event will give you a chance to meet some of the candidates we've endorsed in the lower Cape Fear region, meet fellow Sierrans, and enjoy appetizers and drinks. We'll have fun catching up and learning about our environmental champions, but we'll also have a serious purpose: to raise money and recruit volunteers to help elect leaders who will prioritize the health and well-being of North Carolina's environment and all who live in it.

You must be an active Sierra Club member to donate. But you are welcome to join and donate at the door, so bring a friend to introduce to us! And if you can't attend, you can donate online at

Thanks for your support!


Check out this well done video about hog waste in North Carolina


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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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



Monthly Meeting

“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



Monthly Meeting

“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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