• Green Valley Park

    Green Valley Park HCAS recently received a Collaborative Grant from National Audubon to establish a native garden at Green Valley Park. The establishment of the garden was completed in June, 2018. HCAS’s objectives for this park is the continued augmentation of the natural environment with native shrubs to enhance food and shelter for migratory and […]

  • Eller Wetlands

    Eller Wetlands The Eller Wetlands encompass 10 acres of current wetlands along Highway 105 near Seven Devils. HCAS is coordinating with Blue Ridge Conservancy, the owner of the wetlands, to create a birding and wildlife reserve. Objectives for the reserve are better access, the design and construction of trails and boardwalks for birding, and enhancement […]

  • Valle Crucis Community Park

    Valle Crucis Community Park Valle Crucis Community Park has long been a favorite for HCAS birders.  Indeed, our weekly Wednesday walks continue to be held there. HCAS has already established a native plant garden at Valle Crucis and has erected a swift tower as well.  HCAS’s strategic plan calls for continued HCAS involvement in both […]

  • Brookshire Park

    Watauga County has plans to restore the remaining floodplain wetlands at Brookshire Park.  HCAS will be contributing to this effort in the planning stages and in helping to build viewing platforms.  Watauga County has applied to the Clean Water Management Trust Fund for funding for this project.  HCAS’s objectives for this project are the establishment […]