on Mar 27, 2014 03:40 PM • Views 695
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen
919-707-0187
jodie.owen@ncwildlife.org

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (March 27, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the N.C. Wildlife Federation Chapter of FISH (Fayetteville Increasing Sustainable Habitat), is sponsoring new monthly wildlife-related programs at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

The meetings, which are free and open to the public, will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. The April 8 meeting will feature Carol Buie-Jackson, who chairs the Federation. She will present a “Creating a Friendly Wildlife Habitat in Your Landscape” program. Topics will include details of the basic requirements needed to create a wildlife-friendly setting within any property, whether it’s a home, business, school or place of worship.

“Carol’s enthusiasm, humor and knowledge of backyard wildlife habitats make this workshop ideal for backyard birders or anyone who loves and appreciates wildlife,” said Pechmann Center Director Kristopher Smith. “She knows a lot about how to transform just about any outdoor space into a thriving haven for wildlife.”

FISH is a new chapter comprising environmentally conscientious individuals whose mission is to ensure healthy habitats and sustainable use for all wildlife in Fayetteville and surrounding areas. Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly chapter meetings and public events. People who are interested in becoming a chapter member and supporting chapter programs, can pay a tax-deductible fee of $25.

The John E. Pechmann Fishing and Education Center is located 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, across from Lake Rim. It is one of four education centers operated by the Commission across the state, teaching visitors about conservation of North Carolina’s freshwater fishery resources and providing them with opportunities to learn fishing skills in the classroom and on the water.

For more information on learning opportunities offered by the Commission, visit the Learning page.