Meeting & Event Schedule



2017 Meetings

Based on input from WakeNature members, for 2017 we have decided to move to four approximately quarterly meetings and one longer annual meeting. The quarterly meetings will be on Thursdays and run from 8:30-10:30AM. The last half hour of each quarterly meeting will be a short training session or presentation of some kind, likely including "a walk in the woods (or prairie)."

Quarterly Meetings:
2 Feb - Prairie Ridge Ecostation, 1671 Gold Star Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607 - Prescribed Burning as a Management Tool
6 April - Wildlife Resources Commission, 1751 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606 in the 4th floor conference room - WRC in Wake (with presentations on the Wildlife Action Plan, Green Growth Toolbox, Birding Trail and more!) Parking is available on the top deck of the parking garage located directly behind WRC: https://goo.gl/maps/CFQfrG3zU4D2
5 Oct - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511 - Park Visitor Management: Challenges of a Popular Park
7 Dec - Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park, 5229 Awls Haven Dr, Raleigh, NC 27614 - Accepting Donated OR Conservation Easements & Restrictions

Annual Meeting/Workshop: Management Benefits and Techniques for Streambanks and Wildlife
Friday, September 15
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Wildlife Resources Commission Bullfrog Classroom (Ground Floor), 1751 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
Parking is available on the top deck of the parking garage located directly behind WRC: https://goo.gl/maps/CFQfrG3zU4D2

Steering Committee Meetings:
13 Jan - 8AM Cup of Joe Mission Valley
2 Mar - 8:30AM Cup of Joe Mission Valley
25 May - 8:30AM Cup of Joe Mission Valley
28 Sep - 8:30AM Cup of Joe Mission Valley







General body meeting is on the first Thursday of each month from 8:30-10:30AM - see each meeting for location.

Steering Committee meetings are the last Thursday of each month. Those dates for 2017 are ... 5 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | July | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Here are the specific dates for the general body meeting ... meetings with agendas and notes are hot links ...


2016

7 Jan - Nature Research Center

14 Jul [2nd Thurs] - Lee Residence Conference Hall, NC State
4 Feb - Lake Crabtree Co Park

4 Aug - Cancelled
3 Mar - Hemlock Bluffs, Cary

1 Sep - Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Raleigh
7 Apr - Bass Lake, Holly Springs

6 Oct - Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Raleigh
5 May - Harris Lake County Park

3 Nov - Thomas Crowder Woodlands Center, Raleigh (possible hike after)
2 Jun - Cancelled (event at Walnut Hill next day)

1 Dec - Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Raleigh



2015

8 Jan [2nd Thurs] - Durant Nature Park

9 Jul [2nd Thurs] -
DNER Green Square Building
5 Feb - Durant Nature Park

6 Aug - Historic Yates Mill County Park
5 Mar - Durant Nature Park

3 Sep - Historic Yates Mill County Park
2 Apr - Durant Nature Park
10-11 Apr - BioBIitz At Durant Nature Park

1 Oct - Historic Yates Mill County Park
7 May - DNER Green Square Building

5 Nov - Nature Research Center
4 Jun - DNER Green Square Building

3 Dec - Nature Research Center





2014

9 Jan [2nd Thurs] - DENR Green Square Conference Room

10 Jul [2nd Thurs] - Nature Research Center, 4th Floor Classroom
6 Feb - Historic Yates Mill County Park

7 Aug - Historic Yates Mill County Park
6 Mar - Historic Yates Mill County Park

4 Sep - Walnut Creek Wetland Center
3 Apr - Green Square 5th Floor Conference Room

2 Oct
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center
1 May - Cancelled

9 May (Fri) 10A-noon - Data RoundUp Training - 1214 Jordan Addition, NC State U

19 May (Mon) 9A-2P - Wake Nature DataRoundUp - 4th Floor Nature Research Center, 11 W Jones Street

6 Nov
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center
5 Jun - NC Museum of Science - Explore at 4 – 4th floor Main Building

4 Dec
- Walnut Creek Wetland Center




2013

10 Jan 2nd Thursday -
Raleigh Municipal Building

11 Jul CANCELED (summer holidays)
7 Feb Wake County 10th Floor Conference Room

1 Aug Wildlife Resources Commission
7 Mar Wake County 10th Floor Conference Room

5 Sep - Prairie Ridge Station
24 Sept Park Directors Meeting
4 Apr Wake County 10th Floor Conference Room

3 Oct - DENR Green Square Conference Room
2 May Wildlife Resources Commission
14 May Management Planning Workshop

1 Nov - Workshop - Managing Open Lands & Early Successional Habitat
7 Nov - DENR Green Square Conference Room
6 Jun Wildlife Resources Commission

5 Dec - DENR Green Square Conference Room




2012

12 Jan 2nd THURSDAY - DENR Green Square Conference Room

12 Jul 2nd THURSDAY
2 Feb

9 Aug
1 Mar

6 Sep :: 25 Sept - Invasive Plant Workshop
5 Apr

4 Oct
3 May

1 Nov :: 14 Nov - Anderson Point Park Signs
7 Jun

6 Dec WALNUT CREEK WETLAND CENTER

2011



20 Jan - Annual review & planning
3 Feb

17 Feb
3 Mar

17 Mar - 3213 Jordan
7 Apr

21 Apr
5 May

19 May
2 Jun

16 Jun
7 July - NO MEETING

21 July
4 Aug

We have moved to monthly meetings - first Thurs
1 Sep


6 Oct


3 Nov


1 Dec



2010



21 Jan
4 Feb

18 Feb
4 Mar

18 Mar
1 Apr

15 Apr
6 May

20 May
3 Jun

17 Jun
1 July CANCELED

15 July
5 Aug

19 Aug
2 Sep

16 Sep
7 Oct

21 Oct
4 Nov

18 Nov
2 Dec

16 Dec CANCELED (snow)




2009

8 Jan (2nd Th)

22 Jan (4th Th)
5 Feb

19 Feb 10A-1P
Anderson Point Park
Capacity Building
5 Mar

19 Mar
2 Apr

16 Apr
7 May

21 May - Capacity Building - Visit Mecklenburg Nature Preserves
4 Jun

18 Jun
2 Jul

16 Jul
6 Aug

20 Aug
3 Sep

17 Sep - Capacity Building
1 Oct

15 Oct
5 Nov

19 Nov - Annual review and planning
3 Dec

17 Dec




2008

3 Jan

17 Jan
7 Feb

21 Feb
6 Mar

20 Mar
3 Apr

17 Apr
1 May - Service-learning Workshop

15 May
5 Jun


Wed 2 Jul

17 Jul
31 Jul

21 Aug
4 Sep

18 Sep
2 Oct - Parks Directors

16 Oct
6 Nov
Marks Creek Workday
(14 Nov)
20 Nov
4 Dec

18 Dec

Please post any items you'd like to see by 5PM the Tuesday before the meeting

Notes will be added to the agenda after the meeting and should be available by Friday noon. Please feel free to comment on or add to the notes, and to correct any misinterpretations.



Other Presentations
2009 Sept 28 - Connors presents update for OSAPAC on the Turnipseed Demonstration Site progress and status. Snow, Lisk, Ramsey, Cienek, and Perlmutter also in attendance.

2008 May 13 - Ramsey presented to the Capital Group Sierra Club's Conservation Committee. The Committee gave their support and will send their recommendation for endorsement to the CGSC Executive Committee for their next meeting's action.

2008 Apr 28 - Hess, Ramsey & Snow presented to the Wake County Open Space and Parks Advisory Committee (OSAPAC). The Committee unanimously approved a resolution of support for the work of the Partnership and Wake County Division of Parks and Open Space's involvement in this project.

2008 Apr 9 - Cienek, Hess, Ramsey, Snow, Wallace to have a panel presentation and discussion with Gary Blank's Protected Species Conservation class students (graduate).

2008 Mar 26 - Sinclair presented details of Natural Heritage data and worked with Cheshire's students on an initial lab.

2008 Mar 25 - Hess & Sinclair presented to Cheshire's ET250 GIS class to get them started on a service-learning project to create an initial map and spreadsheet of the overlap of significant natural heritage areas and element occurrences in parks and open spaces.

2008 Mar 17 - Hess, Blank, Ramsey, & Snow presented to the Wake County Mayors Association, comprising all 12 mayors from the Wake County Municipalities. The mayors unanimously endorsed our partnership, according permission for us to start talking with their staffs.