Wildlife Conservationists are once again moving and shaking

Published 8:11 pm Thursday, May 3, 2018

From Pamlico Albemarle Wildlife Conservationists


For the third year in a row, Pamlico Albemarle Wildlife Conservationists has planted more than 2,000 pollinator plants to give to organizations and municipalities located on the Pamlico peninsula.

“We have been very fortunate to have free access to two greenhouses. Raindrop Nursery located in Pinetown and Bill Austin of Greenville have generously allowed us grow our planted seeds in a perfect environment,” stated Dawn Cohen, PAWC’s communications director.

“Both Bill and Dorita Boyd, owner and operator of Raindrop Nursery, have graciously tended to our seedlings and kept them healthy for the various projects around the area,” said Herb May, PAWC president.

Bill Booth, coordinator of Washington’s Community Garden program, received more than 300 plants for seven local community gardens and the Washington Boys & Girls Club.

“We are continually working to create a well-balanced environment for the people who live in Washington and the surrounding area” said Booth. “No matter where you live, nothing is better than a balance of nature and wildlife. The goal of the community garden is to teach, support and nurture a sustainable healthy lifestyle. This is possible because eastern North Carolina possesses all the right components, such as great climate, good soil and people willing to work hard for an excellent outcome. I appreciate the seedlings from PAWC, as they are working nonstop to protect our region’s nature and wildlife.”

“We want to thank Bill, Dorita, Lowe’s, American Meadows, the Washington Daily News and PAWC board members for their enthusiastic support,” said Jennifer Alligood, a PAWC pollinator coordinator. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our area was known as the land of birds, butterflies and bees? What a peaceful picture those three words paint, in such a world riddled with strife.”

PAWC will be selling all remaining plants at The Coffee Caboose in MacNair Street in Washington while supplies last.