July 19 CCP Meeting to Focus on Backyard Biodiversity

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Goldfinch feeding on tall tickseed seeds.

Goldfinch feeding on tall tickseed seeds. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The upcoming Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) meeting on July 19 will focus on Backyard Biodiversity – creating and discovering the biodiversity in your own backyard.

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon
Location: Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro, NC

The meeting is free and open to the public; registration is not required.


9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions

9:15 a.m.: Discovering and Providing Habitat for Wildlife in your Backyard
Chris Moorman, Professor, NC State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

10:00 a.m.: Backyard Birds and their Habitats
Bo Howes, Director of Conservation and Stewardship, Triangle Land Conservancy, and Immediate Past President, New Hope Audubon Society

10:20 a.m.: Break

10:35 a.m.: Engaging Communities in Wildlife Habitat Restoration
Sarah Justice, Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator, Town of Cary

11:05 a.m.: NWF programs – Butterfly Highway and Gardening for Wildlife
Speaker TBD, National Wildlife Federation

11:30 a.m.: CCP Updates and Announcements from Members

12:00 p.m.: Adjourn

Event location:

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.

For more information, visit the Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) website.