Join Us for Chatham Conservation Partnership’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!
Join the Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) for its 10 year anniversary celebration July 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center! Seven speakers will be presenting the Greatest Hits of the CCP with short, engaging talks on topics ranging from fish, amphibians, and reptiles, to geology, conservation, and pollinators, all topics drawn from the Partnership’s 10 year history.
“The CCP has worked diligently throughout the past 10 years to ensure that important natural resources, and the conservation of those resources, have remained front and center as Chatham County grows and changes,” said Allison Schwarz Weakley, CCP steering committee member and the event’s emcee. “This celebration is a way to honor a decade of great work by this enduring partnership and its members, as well as look ahead toward the future.”
Bill Holman, Pittsboro resident and North Carolina state director of The Conservation Fund, will present the keynote address, providing a summation of the past 10 years of the Partnership’s work and a look into what the future of conservation may be for our state and for Chatham County.
Other presenters include:
- Sarah McRae, US Fish and Wildlife Service – Fish & Mussels
- Jeff Hall, NC Wildlife Resources Commission – Salamanders
- Jeff Beane, NC State Museum of Natural Sciences – Reptiles
- Debbie Roos, NC Cooperative Extension – Pollinators
- Phil Bradley, NC Geological Survey – Geology
- Meredith Leight, Granite Springs Farm – Conservation Farming
- Leigh Ann Hammerbacher, Triangle Land Conservancy – CCP’s Conservation Planning Legacy
Presentations will be in the engaging Pecha Kucha style where presenters have 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide, for a five minute total presentation.
The event will feature a farm-to-table meal catered by Angelina’s Kitchen. If you prefer a vegetarian meal please select the appropriate box when you register.
The cost for the event is $16 to cover the meal and advance registration is required. The deadline for registration is July 17.
Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center
1192 US 64 W Business
Pittsboro, NC 27312
The CCP has been holding quarterly meetings for the past 10 years on conservation and environmental topics and has provided a place for resource professionals and community members to learn and share ideas regarding the County’s most pressing environmental issues. The CCP led the effort to create the Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Chatham County that has been used in several other planning projects in the county, including Pittsboro, Siler City/Love’s Creek, and now the county’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan update.
The CCP is a volunteer-led organization and quarterly meetings are open to anyone who has an interest in Chatham County’s natural resources. The mission of the CCP is to develop and implement strategies for a community conservation vision that builds awareness, protection and stewardship of Chatham County’s natural resources.