BC NEWS LIST
Chautauqua will feature 4 visionaries whose ideas helped shape America: Mark Twain, Frances Perkins, W.E.B. Du Bois & Albert Einstein.
Buncombe County Commissioners and the Parks, Greenways & Recreation Board kickoff Connect Buncombe.
If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, this training is for you.
Drive green & save green.
Don't forget these garden chores for June!
Mark your calendar for Friday, June 10.
Don't forget to show your patriotism by flying your flag for Flag Day!
After exploring the forest, we'll gather for a picnic lunch at the shelter.
Are you ready to take the next step in polymer clay? Let your imagination go wild as you build on the skills you already have.
Help save the lives of animals too young for adoption, who are ill or injured, or need a short, recuperative stay until they're adoptable.
Congratulations to Terry Cline for his Teriyaki Meatball Appetizers recipe!
Did You Know?
Starbucks Sets Goal for Cups
Starbucks Coffee Company has set an ambitious goal for its cups. By 2015, Starbucks wants 100% of its cups to be either reusable or recyclable. That goal has two parts.
First, the company plans to continue to encourage customers to choose and carry reusable mugs and cups. By 2015, they hope to be serving 25% of all drinks in customers’ reusable cups.
Second, following a 2009 “Cup Summit,” the company has been working with paper manufacturers to test the recyclability of its paper carryout cups. In some areas, manufacturers are experimenting with cup-to-cup recycling, and, in others, old cups are being turned into new napkins and similar products. Test results have been promising. As the project continues, Starbucks hopes to offer more in-store recycling bins for used paper cups.
Currently, Starbucks hot beverage paper cups are 10% post-consumer
Need Help Deciding if You Want to be a Foster Parent?
On Thursday, June 16, Buncombe County DSS will start their summer training session for prospective foster parents. This is a 30 hour training and is designed to help individuals and families decide if they would like to become foster parents.
This class is free and will run on Thursday nights for 10 weeks from 6-9 p.m. To sign up or for more information, please call Erica Jourdan at 250-5868 or email her at email@example.com.
North Carolina Angler Recognition Program
Reel in a big fish, but not big enough to qualify for a state record? If so, check out the N.C. Angler Recognition Program, which recognizes anglers who catch trophy-sized fish that aren’t state-record size.
If you catch a fish that meets or exceeds either weight or length requirements, you can submit your catch information to the Wildlife Commission’s Division of Inland Fisheries in exchange for a certificate of recognition featuring a color reproduction of the fish species by renowned wildlife artist Duane Raver.
Collect six NCARP certificates and receive a Master Angler certificate and patch. Because either lengths or weights can be used to certify a fish as NCARP-eligible, you can catch-and-release the fish. Youth age 15 and younger can apply for a Youth NCARP certificate. Minimum length and weight requirements are waived.
If you think you might have caught a fish that merits a state record, the North Carolina State Freshwater Fishing Record page provides information, including a downloadable application.
Plant Problem Clinics - June 11 & 25
Having a problem with one of your plants? Need help? Come to the one of the Plant Problem Clinics held by Extension Master Gardeners. The clinics are held at the WNC Farmers’ Market in the breezeway between the retail buildings.