Does NC Executive Order To Protect Wetlands Go Far Enough?

On Monday, Governor Cooper released Executive Order 305. This order aims to protect North Carolina’s wetlands. The order seeks to conserve one million new acres of natural lands with a focus on wetlands. It will also restore and reforest one million new acres of forests and wetlands. Additionally, it will plant one million new trees […]

Does the Clean Water Act Protect Wetlands?

This is a guest post by Fiona Ouma, a 2023 Duke Fellow at Dogwood Alliance. What is the Clean Water Act? The Clean Water Act (CWA) is a federal law in the United States. It plays a significant role in safeguarding the country’s wetlands. Wetlands are an important part of our ecosystem. They’re often vulnerable […]

Did You Know? 7 Facts About The Everglades National Park

Today, we’re going to explore one of the most fascinating and unique places in the world: The Everglades. This national park in South Florida is home to a wide variety of plant and animal species that are found nowhere else on earth. Here are seven fascinating facts about the Everglades that you probably didn’t know. […]

an aerial view of the everglades

Release: Pee Dee Tribe Land Acquisition & Green Tie Award

The Pee Dee Indian Tribe is an Indigenous community. They have historical connections to the Pee Dee River region in the Carolinas. The Tribe recently acquired an impressive 76.91 acres of land. This land includes 53.57 acres of wetlands and 23.34 acres of untouched forest. In partnership with Dogwood Alliance, the Tribe saved 91.91 acres […]

The Consequences of Overriding Cooper’s Farm Act Veto

This June, a fateful decision echoed through North Carolina’s House of Representatives. This set the stage for an environmental crisis with far-reaching ramifications. NC lawmakers chose to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Farm Act (SB 582). Lawmakers have opened the door for the devastation of invaluable wetlands. The Farm Act: weakens clean water laws […]