Photo copyright Mac Stone
Home to Eastern North America's oldest trees
Southern Conservation Partners is in conversation with individuals and allied organizations who wish to collaborate to achieve long-term protection, security, and integrity of North Carolina’s extraordinary Black River and its primary tributary streams. A major tributary to the Cape Fear River, the Black River’s ecological and historical heritage includes swamp forests that are home to ancient bald cypress trees (1000 to nearly 3,000 years old).
More details coming soon. CONTACT us to offer your ideas and support.
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The forested wetlands along the Black River preserve the oldest trees in eastern North America, which are among the oldest-known trees on Earth. Hundreds of bald cypress trees over 1,000-years old can still be found in and along this remarkable stream.
Save the date!
April 16 (4-6 pm): meeting of Friends of the Black River (to be held at the National Park Service’s Moores Creek National Battlefield). Details coming soon.
A high-quality blackwater stream & ancient floodplain forests
The Friends of the Black River is dedicated to interpreting and championing natural and historical resources along the river to foster public understanding of its unique environment and provide memorable experiences for visitors. We believe there will be positive economic impacts by promoting natural and cultural heritage tourism throughout the Lower Cape Fear region for the Wilmington area and throughout southeastern North Carolina. Working together, we can secure the future of this natural treasure that will benefit generations to come.
Photo above copyright Mac Stone
Partnering Organizations & Individuals
Friends of the Black River is a growing coalition of organizations, businesses, and individuals who share concern for the security of the Black River's natural habitats, water quality, forests, wildlife, and historic features. We passionately advocate for a collaborative effort involving private and public landowners and stakeholders, and we support continuing efforts by The Nature Conservancy to preserve land and water quality along the river.
If you or your organization wish to be identified here as partners in this effort, CONTACT us.
(click on name of org for link)
Charles (Chuck) Roe, President
Milo Pyne, Board Chair