Clean Air Carolina’s Medical Advocates for Healthy Air (MAHA) program engages medical professionals in clean air campaigns to raise awareness about the link between clean air and health. MAHA trains medical residents on the the link between air quality and health and its particular significance for children’s developing lungs.
With the help of volunteers including teams from Wells Fargo and Disney, Catawba RiverKeeper Foundation completed a cleanup of over 1300 lbs of trash in the Charlotte, NC area. The cleanup prevented trash from flowing into water sources, including three creeks and the Catawba River. Trash can harm fish and wildlife and contaminate our drinking water.
The Brown-headed Nuthatch is one of many climate-threatened species found in North Carolina and a priority species for Audubon North Carolina. In 2014, ANC built and posted over 5000 nest boxes for the bird through statewide conservation effort.
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s signature program, Kids in Parks (KIP), promotes children’s health and the health of public parks by engaging families in outdoor adventures. The KIP TRACK Trails program provides families and kids with a network of self-guided hiking trails that increase physical activity and reconnect kids to nature. KIP received the Association of Partners for Public Lands 2015 Partnership Award for Outstanding Public Engagement.
The Neuse River Greenway Trail, a segment of the Mountains-to-Sea-Trail, added twenty-eight miles to Raleigh’s Capital Area Greenway System after its completion. The Neuse River Greenway Trail offers scenic views of the Neuse River, winding boardwalk areas through wetlands, historical sights, agricultural fields, and interpretive signs.
Every year, NC Wildlife Federation hosts Great Outdoors University, a conservation-based experiential education program for children and teens 6-18 years old who have limited opportunity to explore the natural world. In 2014, 70 day trips served over 2,700 participants.
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