The Pocosin Project
The Pocosin Project is an education initiative highlighting the beauty, mystery, and importance of eastern North Carolina’s pocosins. These unique wetland systems derive their name from an Algonquian word meaning “swamp on a hill.” In recent years, APNEP has supported the protection and management of these ecosystems to improve water quality in the rivers and sounds downstream.
In April APNEP hosted a program at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center in Raleigh for hands-on activities to learn all about the pocosin habitats, including stations where children made their own self-sustaining terrariums. The event was conducted as part of the NC Science Festival.
APNEP Lead: Marie English
CCMP action: D2.1