Cape Fear Arch

A Collaborative Voice for Nature

The Cape Fear Arch is a special geologic feature stretching from Cape Lookout, NC to Cape Romain, SC that contains nationally significant animal and plant communities.

Created in 2006, the Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaboration is a partnership of organizations and individuals interested in protecting this region while balancing the needs of man and nature.

Its mission is to develop and implement a community conservation vision to build awareness, protection and stewardship of the region’s important natural resources.

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Cape Fear Arch 3rd Quarter Meeting

  • New Hanover County Cooperative Extension 6206 Oleander Dr Wilmington, NC, 28403 United States (map)

The 3rd Quarter meeting of the Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaboration (CFACC) will be held August 4th at the New Hanover Cooperative Extension Offices at 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC. This is a great place to visit with beautiful gardens, natural habitats, pools, and of course lots of information.

Doors open at 8:45 (have a coffee/water/snack and network) and the meeting will start at ~9:15 a.m. We will start with CFACC updates, April meeting review, and introductions. We will then start our presentations at ~10 a.m.

8:45 – 9:15

9:15 - ~10:00
Introductions, Updates, What are we doing?

~10:00 – 10:30
Working Forest Fund Efforts | Brian Dangler. A description of the Working Forest initiatives including a discussion of their efforts to protect more than 3,600 acres of pine and hardwood forest in Brunswick County adjacent to the Green Swamp Preserve. The Brunswick Forest area (working with Apple) will be managed by the Fund as a sustainable working forest.
Brian Dangler

10:30 – 11:00
NC Coastal Land Trust Efforts and Initiatives | Janice Allen. Working with landowners in the Coastal Plain to conserve natural areas and working landscapes. Education and promoting land stewardship are goals.

11:00 – 11:30
Venus Flytrap Monitoring Studies | Roger Shew. Numbers, stressors, and the results of 3 years of study on Dionaea muscipula in the Green Swamp with TNC. Poaching, fire importance, development, laws, and classification are topics.

11:30 – 12:00
NC Cooperative Extension Service | Sabrina Woofter. Discussion of native plants, arboretum exhibits, and community outreach efforts. The arboretum partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.

12:00 – 12:45
Lunch (will be brought in)
Eat, Talk, Stroll the Grounds

12:45 – 2:15
Cape Fear River Partnership | Dawn York, Fritz Rohde, and Larry Cahoon. The goal of the partnership is to promote a healthy Cape Fear River for fish (self-sustaining stocks of migratory fish and more) and for people including environmental health, recreation, and commerce. These require a lot of cross-disciplinary efforts and we will hear about the partnership’s current efforts, fish monitoring, and water quality.

Adjourn 2 pm

We look forward to seeing you at the August meeting.
Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaboration Executive Committee

If there are questions about logistics or content of the meeting please contact:
Roger Shew (

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