Trash in the environment hurts both terrestrial and marine species through entanglement, suffocation, consumption and poisoning. It also leaches toxic chemicals into waterways and drinking water. The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2050, there will be more trash than fish in the ocean. Bull City Trailblazers works on Habitat Conservation by creating fun, community opportunities to clean our local green spaces, trails and waterways. Bull City Trailblazers actively participates in the Trees4Trash program.
The Butterfly Highway is a statewide conservation restoration initiative that aims to restore native pollinator habitats to areas impacted by urbanization, land use change and agriculture across North Carolina. From "Pollinator Pitstops" to large-scale roadside habitat restoration, the project is creating a network of native flowering plants to support butterflies, bees, birds and other pollen and nectar dependent wildlife. Bull City Trailblazers is excited to begin adding Pollinator Pitstops to the Butterfly Highway throughout Durham’s communities and schools.
Land is where conservation starts. North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s land stewardship projects are diverse and far-reaching. Durham is home to many beautiful, natural waterways, and hiking trails. Bull City Trailblazers is excited to begin working with the local community to host hikes focusing on the importance of “learning our backyard.”
NCWF and BCT work to ensure the commercialization of wildlife resources doesn’t permeate North Carolina. We work for investments in water and land infrastructures and for conservation that pays a hefty dividend on returns. We work for wildlife-friendly energy by supporting renewable energy and climate resiliency. We work to ensure waterways and drinking water sources aren’t fouled, that working farms remain just that, and that all creatures are considered when policy decisions are made.