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Code of the West

As most all of us have witnessed from TV or first-hand the effects of Hurricane Florence “Down East” in …

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Beavers

As the season begins to change so will the livelihood of our wildlife neighbors. One of our county residents is …

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Swain County 2018 Agricultural Fair

A County Fair style festival, complete with judging of vegetables, eggs and flowers; agricultural demos; craft vendors; food vendors …

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World War I & Trees

The idea of planting trees as memorials may have originated in Great Britain in 1918 when the office of …

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Protecting Water Supply Springs

This factsheet provides information on spring development, protection and disinfection, and water testing.

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Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use

This publication explains how to plant and take care of fruit trees in the home …

6 days ago
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Local Food Systems: Clarifying Current Research

This publication discusses the environmental, economic, health, and community benefits that local food systems provide …

11/14/18Local Foods
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Butterflies in Your Backyard

You can attract the many butterflies found throughout North Carolina to your backyard by following …

11/12/18Urban Wildlife

Choosing a Pump for Rainwater Harvesting

A pump for the cistern or tank of a water-harvesting system can increase the system's …

11/5/18Urban Waterways

Bioretention Performance, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

This guide provides a review of recent bioretention research and its impact on design, construction, …

11/5/18Urban Waterways
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Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

This publication will help you identify the several species of ticks found in North Carolina …

When the Power Is Out - When to Save Refrigerated Food and When to Throw It Out

This factsheet offers information on which refrigerated foods to discard when the power is out …

10/10/18Disaster Recovery