Message from the President

I hope this note finds you safe and healthy and that you have enjoyed some outdoor time. The Conservancy is glad we made it through hurricane season with little fanfare, considering  the harms these storms exact on trees growing in our conservation areas. 

This newsletter provides quick updates about our ongoing works to monitor, manage, and  protect this coastal region’s most precious assets: natural habitats and the plants, wildlife,  and ecosystem services they protect in return. Andy Wood, our habitat manager, shares  more about our on-the-ground works, and I hope you will consider his appeal for your  financial support to help support our work that, in truth, provides public benefits too precious  to ignore. 

NENHC’s stewardship area encompasses some thirteen thousand acres (20 square miles)  within the geographic region framed by US Highway 17 to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the  east, Mason Inlet (Wrightsville Beach) to the south, and Scotts Hill to the north. Within this  “service area” are tidal marshes, barrier islands, and the watersheds of four tidal creeks— Futch, Pages, Little, and Howe. 

At this time, NENHC is responsible for the management and protection of approximately  1,400 acres, more than 10% of the area in which we operate, owned in fee simple or held  with protective conservation easement.  

Thank you for your engagement with NENHC and for your consideration of a financial  donation to support our important work. 


Paula Bushardt, NENHC President