Thanks to the Croatan Group, NC Sierra Club!

I’d like to say thanks to the Croatan Group of the NC Sierra Club for inviting me to speak on the pending sale of Hofmann Forest during their first Group meeting!  I enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to working with this Group on the Hofmann Forest issue as well as other issues as they arise in the future.

2014-03-20 Beyond the Forest Presentation Media Files:

2014-03-20 part 1 croatan meeting

2014-03-20 part 2 croatan meeting

contacts list

I was asked by several attendees about making donations to help the cause.  There are two ways you can donate to help this cause:

1.  We would appreciate donations to Waterway Stewards US to support our effort to save Hofmann Forest and to continue our water quality education and advocacy activities.  Funds received will be used to support our website and content, to prepare and make similar presentations to other interested Groups and organizations, and to defray general operating expenses.  Waterway Stewards US is a nonprofit organization supported entirely by donations.  While we are a nonprofit organization,  we do not have tax deductible status yet.  To support our efforts, please make checks payable to “WATERWAYSTEWARDS US”  and mail to 205 Spann Rd., Trenton, NC  28585.  We  will honor specific instructions  included on the subject line.   We very much appreciate your support!

2.  To make a tax deductible donation specifically for the legal fund, write a check payable to Wildlands Network, with “100% restricted for Hofmann Forest Legal Fund” in the memo line. Mail to Ron Sutherland,  5801 Mountain Island Dr., Durham, NC 27713. Email Ron ron@wildlandsnetwork.org and Logan Roise loganroise@gmail.com with the amount that you have donated, so they can keep an independent record of contributions for audit control.  If you are donating because you learned about the legal fund and/or this issue from me or this website, please also copy me in the e-mail, john@waterwaystewards.us  so that I can thank you personally.

Please e-mail me, john@waterwaystewards.us or use the Contact Us form to provide any feedback you would be willing to share about my presentation, positive or negative.  I’d like to know what I could do to improve the presentation and what  you liked best.  Your input would be greatly appreciated!

Waterway Stewards US maintains an e-mail list so that we directly notify persons interested in our effort.  e-mail me, john@waterwaystewards.us or use the Contact Us form and let me know if you would like to be included on the list.  E-mails are relatively infrequent, usually no more than one or two per month.

2014-03-20 Presentation Media Files:

2014-03-20 part 1 croatan meeting

2014-03-20 part 2 croatan meeting

contacts list

Thanks!

Hofmann Forest – Will A Treasure Be Lost?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Program: Hofmann Forest – Will A Treasure Be Lost?
Sponsor: Croatan Group – Sierra Club
Date: March 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Ft. Benjamin County Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport
The recently formed Croatan Group of the Sierra Club is sponsoring a public program concerning the fate of the Hofmann Forest. John L. Eddy, MS, PE, a civil engineer and co-plaintiff in the lawsuit to stop the sale of Hofmann Forest, will speak about the need to protect and save this unique 79,000 acre resource located near Jacksonville and extending over parts of Onslow and Jones counties.
In 1929, Julius “Doc” Hoffman began a forestry program at what would become North Carolina State University. The Hofmann Forest is a watershed for three environmentally sensitive regional rivers, Trent, White Oak and New, and is home to large populations of wildlife. This watershed, wildlife that inhabit this area, and vital research conducted at NC State are all threatened by the sale of Hofmann Forest to an Illinois-based agriculture and development corporation. A grassroots movement has arisen in NC seeking to prevent the sale of the Hofmann Forest. John Eddy will speak about the Hofmann Forest and the status of the movement’s efforts to preserve it.
Registration: There is no fee for this program but registration is recommended as seating is limited. To register, email your name and the number attending with subject line “Save Hofmann Forest” to CroatanGroupSierraClub@gmail.com, or select “Going” on the Facebook event page (www.facebook.com/events/720479241316552/).
Croatan Group Sierra Club website: croatangroup.wordpress.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CroatanGroupSC
The Sierra Club was founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892; the Sierra Club is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization — with more than two million members and supporters. The Sierra Club motto is to: Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet. The Croatan Group serves Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico