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October 27, 2022

One Year Later: Schweinitz’s sunflowers at Buffalo Creek Preserve

In the fall of 2021 we planted 800 endangered Schweinitz’s sunflower seedlings at Buffalo Creek Preserve, establishing the first recovery site for the plant in North […]
March 7, 2022

GRASSLANDS PROJECT HELPS IMPERILED PLANTS AND WILDLIFE Thrive

Project establishes first protected site in Cabarrus County for endangered sunflower Charlotte, N.C. – Native grasslands that once thrived across the Piedmont are making a comeback […]
December 17, 2021

Planting Hope in the Piedmont

It’s a warm, dry day in October, and about a dozen volunteers and staff for the Conservancy are out in the middle of a brush-covered field, […]
December 10, 2020

Seeds of hope for the Schweinitz’s sunflower

By: Adde Sharp Beautiful, tenacious, scarce; these are the defining characteristics of the endangered Schweinitz’s sunflower. A native species to the rapidly disappearing Piedmont Prairie, Schweinitz’s […]
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