Conservation Community Service Program
The Conservation CSP implements programs for community beautification, air pollution and energy awareness, environmental education, recycling, resource conservation and water quality.
The Conservation CSP welcomes new members and volunteers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conservation CSP continues its close relationship with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences by supporting the new science labs and educational facilities and by volunteering for many activities there.
The Woman’s Club of Raleigh provides Kind News, a monthly conservation newspaper, for children in som Wake County classrooms.
Household recycling has been a focus including the recycling of ink cartridges from printers and the recycling of old computers, cell phones and monitors. The Club promotes litter prevention as well, especially helping the Junior Woman’s Club pick up trash along Glenwood Avenue with Adopt-A-Highway program.
Members volunteer for community conservation activities which are emphasized at Club meetings and the Club newsletter.
Club members are also kept informed about legislation and community actions affecting the environment and quality of life. Programs will be offered at luncheon meetings in January and April.
In the past its activities included:
- Planting Crape Myrtles for an attractive northern entrance to our city in 1927
- Sponsoring the Raleigh Garden Club in the 1950’s
- Campaigning for the creation of the N. C. Zoological Park in 1966
- Developing a “Bicentennial Garden” at the Women’s Correctional Center in the 1970s
- Supporting the Rachel Carson Wildflower Garden and Sculpture at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in 2002
- Donating to “Trees for Katrina” in the spring of 2006 to aid in hurricane recovery efforts by the National Audubon Society and the National Arbor Day Foundation to reclaim destroyed natural habitats
- Providing the entrance to Prairie Ridge Ecostation, a research arm of the Museum of Natural Sciences off Reedy Creek Road in Raleigh
- Distributing more than 1,000 tree seedlings to be planted by members throughout the community, exceeding the statewide goal to plant at least one tree per member in 2010
The Conservation CSP also provides support for:
- Arbor Day – Earth Day
- Garden for Hospice of Wake County
- Historic Yates Mill Park
- J C Raulston Arboretum
- Keep America Beautiful
- NC Aquariums
- NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Prairie Ridge
- NC Zoological Park
- The many gardens surrounding the Woman’s Club of Raleigh Clubhouse
- ACTrees – a nationwide urban trees initiative
We will collect worn out athletic shoes again in March prior to the General Meeting. The shoes will be donated to Nike “Reuse-A-Shoe” a program that takes worn out athletic shoes, grinds them up, and uses the shreds to make Nike Grind, a base material in sports surfaces and playgrounds.