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17 Nov

The Gift of Stock

The gift of stock to a non-profit organization is an increasingly popular way to give back.  The Bald Head Island Conservancy spoke to First Citizens Bank in Wilmington to learn more about this growing trend. Can you explain the process of gifting stock to a non-profit as a donation? A donor should first speak to […]

Melissa Blackmon BHI Chief Development Officer
November 17, 2022
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16 Nov

Notes from the Classroom: Fishing Responsibly

Fishing is a popular occurrence here on Bald Head Island. With beautiful scenery and a wide array of fish surrounding the coast, it makes for an enjoyable and relaxing hobby. This hobby has the potential to be harmful however when fishing line is not treated with proper caution. Fishing line and gear are some of […]

Morgan Hooks | BHIC Environmental Content Creator
November 16, 2022
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14 Nov

Field Guide: Southern Crabapple, North Carolina’s Native Apple Tree

by Desiree Bridge, Assistant Retail Manager, Turtle Central The southern crabapple (Malus angustifolia) is known by many names including narrowleaf crabapple and wild crab.  This species of crabapple is found in the Southern and Eastern United States and grows best in low elevations preferring mild winters. Southern crabapple is considered a...

Morgan Hooks | BHIC Environmental Content Creator
November 14, 2022
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14 Nov

BHIC Alum of the Month: October

Our BHIC Alum of the Month, Will Freund, was an intern on our conservation team throughout the summer of 2018. He has a BS in Biology from the College of Charleston. Freund is now an education consultant for the Redford Center’s environmental justice program: Redford Center Stories. Freund shared with our team what he has been up […]

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November 14, 2022
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14 Nov

Sponsor Spotlight: Simply Southern

Simply Southern was founded in 2005 by Ginger Aydogdu in Greensboro, NC. The company started as a small kiosk in a local mall and has since grown into a large corporation employing over 400 people. Simply Southern started out making t-shirts, but has since expanded into the gift, apparel, and accessory space.  Simply Southern is […]

Morgan Hooks | BHIC Environmental Content Creator
November 14, 2022
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14 Nov

2022 Summary: A Record Sea Turtle Nesting Season

For a fourth consecutive year, the Sea Turtle nesting season on Bald Head Island (BHI) was tremendously successful. The Bald Head Island Conservancy’s (BHIC) Sea Turtle Protection Team (STPT) patrolled the beaches of BHI in summer 2022 for 151 days/nights (22 dawn, 58 partial nights and 71 full nights) and observed 148 nests, with the […]

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November 14, 2022
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14 Nov

Local Islander Gives Back to Sea Turtles Through Art

Local islander and artist Jack Klippel is giving back to the Conservancy this Fall with an artistic fundraiser, just in time for the holiday season. Over the next month, Jack will be selling hand carved wooden sea turtles to benefit the Conservancy. Jack, owner of Marshdog Folk Art, says he is donating proceeds back to the Conservancy to […]

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November 14, 2022
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12 Nov

Bald Head Island Alligators are Exposed to PFAS (“Forever Chemicals”)

A recent study of alligators in the Cape Fear River found the animals had elevated levels of 14 different per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in their blood serum, as well as clinical and genetic indicators of immune system effects. The work adds to the body of evidence connecting PFAS exposure with adverse immune system effects. ...

Dr. Beth Darrow | Chief Scientist Bald Head Island
November 12, 2022
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11 Nov

Notes From the Field: Assessing Restored Oyster Reefs in Bald Head Creek

Oysters are a keystone species in many saltwater coastal communities. Although many think of them as a menu item, oysters serve as water purifiers, with a single oyster filtering around 50 gallons of a water in a single day! Oyster reefs provide a habitat for many smaller animals such as crabs and worms. They also provide a...

Bald Head Island Conservancy
November 11, 2022
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07 Nov

Giving Tuesday 2022

Help us keep our beaches and ocean clean.

Jenny Marty | Bald Head Island Conservancy
November 7, 2022
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