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From Trash to Treasure: The Walnut Creek Wetlands

March 15, 2010 - Just barely outside of Downtown Raleigh lies the Walnut Creek Wetlands area. For decades the area was neglected and served as a place to dump refuse, despite being home to more than 50 federally protected animal species.

More here... http://goodnightraleigh.com/2010/03/from-trash-to-treasure-the-walnut-creek-wetlands/


Walnut Creek Wetland Center

November 20, 2009 - A modern, sustainably-built education center lives at the heart of this 59-acre wetland area in downtown Raleigh.

More here... http://www.gettoknowapark.org/2009/11/walnut-creek-wetland-center/


Raleigh wetlands center opens

RALEIGH, October 7, 2009 -- One of Raleigh's newest gems is the Walnut Creek Urban Wetlands Educational Center, the centerpiece of more than 50 acres of natural history.

More here... http://www.northraleighnews.com/news/story/1493.html


Walnut Creek Wetland Center grand opening

Last evening I joined more than a hundred other Raleigh residents attending the grand-opening ceremony for the Walnut Creek Wetland Center in Southeast Raleigh.

More here... http://www.raleigheconews.com/2009/09/walnut-creek-wetland-center-grand.html


Walnut Creek Urban Wetlands Education Center Breaks Ground

Raleigh, NC, July 19, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The City of Raleigh’s Parks & Recreation Department officially broke ground this week on the Walnut Creek Urban Wetland Educational Park, located in central Wake County, south of the downtown district.

More here... http://www.pr.com/press-release/95974


Eighth-graders dig into wetlands

RALEIGH, May 19, 2008 -- Every Friday for a year, a group of 25 Exploris Middle School eighth-graders waded into the city's Walnut Creek armed with boots and binoculars.

More here... http://www.newsobserver.com/life/story/93285.html


A Wetlands for Raleigh

For the past seven years, Partners for Environmental Justice has worked to restore wetlands along Walnut Creek in Southeast Raleigh. Less than a mile from downtown, this unique 300-acre natural area extends from Hammond Road east to Interstate 40. Now, with city approval, the dream of creating an Urban Wetland Educational Park is becoming a reality.

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