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Resilience Corps NC celebrates new partnerships

The Resilience Corps NC program recently launched its latest cohort of service members who will work in communities to deliver climate change, community resilience, capacity building, and environmental education services to host sites across the state. In order to make this the most successful year yet, CTNC has added and promoted staff, and welcomed 17…
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A Conservation Celebration

We had a great time at this year’s Conservation Celebration at Gideon Ridge Inn, raising more than $22,000 dollars in support of CTNC’s work. That’s more than double what was raised in 2021! This year, we also had more than 29 total event sponsors, the largest number of event sponsors we’ve had! The owners of…
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Conservation Voices Newsletter

Fall 2022 Read the latest issue of Conservation Voices to find out how we’re delivering a holistic vision for conservation alongside our community partners throughout the state. Read past issues of Conservation Voice. Fall 2022 Spring 2022 Winter 2021 Fall 2021 Summer 2021 Winter 2020 Fall 2020 Summer 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2019

Princeville Collaborative Shared with Top Environmental Officials

CTNC’s community-led projects are inspiring the nation to build stronger communities in the face of climate change. In July, as a recipient of the EJ4Climate grant fund, CTNC staff were invited to Mexico to discuss the accomplishments and plans of the Princeville Collaborative with government leaders from Mexico, Canada, and the United States. CTNC’s Chris…
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Crews Work to Conserve and Protect Princeville

Summer is the perfect time to accomplish work that builds a more resilient state. Embarking on Phase II of the Princeville project, CTNC worked with Conservation Corps NC and the Town of Princeville to hire summer youth crews for conservation and maintenance projects in town. The crew’s first stop was Heritage Park, 428 Mutual Boulevard…
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Climate Resilience Leaders – Nick DiColandrea

Nick DiColandrea isn’t new to CTNC. For six years, he served as the Resilience Corps NC Program Director. In 2022, he returned to a new role – Climate Strategies Officer, a position that still involves him with AmeriCorps. He works to connect AmeriCorps service opportunities to communities in need of expanded climate mitigation and recovery…
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Big Budget Win for Conservation

Gov. Cooper and Legislators Invest in NC Public Lands Our state legislators kept their promise of a short legislative session this year. There were wins and losses that stand to impact our work to protect North Carolina communities and build their resilience in the face of climate change. WIN:The legislature passed a budget with the…
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Climate Resilience Leaders – Michaella Kosia

Michaella Kosia, AmeriCorps Program Director, comes to CTNC from an unexpected field: public health. She graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Public Health and her background comes from other areas of public health, such as addressing health disparities amongst marginalized communities in community health. She’s bringing her unique perspective to CTNC by…
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Preventing Involuntary Land Loss: Uniform Act Helps NC Families

In North Carolina, an estimated $1.86 billion of land privately owned in North Carolina is held as heirs’ property. Heirs’ property occurs when land is passed down through generations and owned by many descendants with an undivided interest in the land. Currently, in our state, anyone who inherits or purchases even a small interest of…
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Climate Resilience Leaders – Rusty Painter

Rusty Painter’s Master of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University wasn’t the end of his connection to the school and the future of climate protection. He returns each year to present to classes on a variety of topics, from CTNC’s strategic approach to address climate change and more. “I’m…
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