Preserving rare plants in unique habitats through supporting, through education, resource development, and advocacy, the efforts of the NC Plant Conservation Program.
421 imperiled plant species in North Carolina
Cedar Mountain Bog, with a soft peat floor, is recovering after a couple of years of hard work removing encroaching shrubs and trees. The opened canopy is allowing the return of a rich diversity of plant life. It has also attracted attention from those interested in seeing the transformation, and that has led to a couple of serious problems.
First, poaching of plants has taken place and is now being monitored. Second, the bog floor has been trampled in areas, inhibiting growth of newly emerging plants.
To allow the bog to fully recover, the bog is now closed to foot traffic. If you have research needs or another solid reason to be in the bog, please contact the NC Plant Conservation Program office for a permit and/or a guided visit.
As a reminder, all PCP Preserves require a permit to enter.
For information on obtaining a permit, contact
It is with a heavy heart that we report the recent death of our friend and board member, Alice Zawadzki. We learned from her friends in Raleigh that she died June 30th at her home.
Those who knew Alice, or ever saw her, remember her for her unique style: a different color, head to toe, for each month of the year, and royal blue for traveling. She was a free spirit with a giant hug for friends and strangers alike.
More importantly, in addition to her faith and her love of folk dancing, was her commitment to rare plant conservation. She was a self-avowed "idea person," charting a path for others to follow and never hesitating to get involved in discussions that she thought would advance any efforts to preserve the natural beauty of North Carolina.
She was a tireless voice for the natural world, to paraphrase Johnny Randall, and a mentor to any who shared her passion. She will be missed by many.
She leaves her mother and a brother in New Jersey.
Farewell to our friend.