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Despite the winter weather in North Carolina, there are still opportunities for people to get outdoors and stay committed to conservation. State parks and recreation areas offer winter programs in birding, hiking, and nature observation.
Field canvassers from the North Carolina Wildlife Federation have been traveling around the state to speak about environmental issues. They visit numerous households to gain support for natural resource policies and to recruit new members.
More garbage is created during the Christmas season than at any other time of year. To be less wasteful, suggestions are to plant a live Christmas tree, make your own cards and gift wrap, and buy gifts that will last.
This year there is much debate over whether to strengthen or weaken the Endangered Species Act. The dilemma in North Carolina is that with habitat destruction comes the destruction of plants and animals, such as the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, leatherback sea turtle, and flying squirrel.