Conservation and Education Resources

Cape Fear River Watch (CFRW)

Wilmington North Carolina's local environmental non-profit is dedicated to providing ecological education, monitoring and outreach within the Cape Fear Region. CFRW provides daily eco-tours of Greenfield Lake and surrounding areas focusing on the avian ecology, history, and water quality issues facing the Cape Fear watershed.

Conservation Trust for North Carolina

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is a non-profit statewide conservation organization whose mission is to protect our state's land and water through statewide conservation and cooperative work with land trusts to preserve our natural resources as a legacy for future generations. The Conservation Trust is an umbrella organization that provides a wide array of technical and financial services to the state's network of 23 local and regional land trusts.

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum was established to serve as a regional center for perpetuating local folk art and the history behind the waterfowl traditions and the decoy carvers in the Core Sound area. Exhibits document the area's waterfowling history and help preserve the local traditions that give "Down East" a unique cultural and natural heritage.

The East Carolina Waterfowl Guild

The East Carolina Waterfowl Guild is dedicated to providing educational activities associated with wildlife art, conservation of wildlife resources and preservation of the wildlife heritage that is so much a part of Eastern North Carolina. The annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival enhances the Guild and its education, conservation and preservation activities.

Palmetto-Peartree Preserve

The Conservation Fund in partnership with the NC Department of Transportation established this preserve to protect critical endangered species habitat. The preserve provides both environmental education and outdoor recreation.

NC Maritime Museum

The North Carolina Maritime Museum's mission is to preserve and interpret all aspects of the state's maritime heritage and coastal natural history through educational exhibits and programs and field trips. The museum publishes a quarterly Calendar of Events listing bird-related programs and field trips to birding hotspots. The museum staff provides (1) details of the museum's bird related programs and field trips and (2) general information relating to coastal birds.