Environmentally Speaking

Each of the 260 craft breweries in North Carolina have their own unique flavor in both the brew and the ambiance.

Becoming a staple to the North Carolina business landscape are craft breweries as the state boasts the largest number of them in the American South.

With 260 breweries and brewpubs, it’s no wonder North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South according to the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild.

DEQ Secretary Michael Regan traveled to Burlington last Saturday to serve as a judge for the 2018 North Carolina Envirothon. Three teams of high school students competed in the final oral presentation demonstrating their knowledge of natural resource conservation and management. Envirothon is a national high school environmental education competition coordinated and supported by the N.C. Division of Soil and Water Conservation and the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Districts on the state level.  

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Nestled between the cities of Hickory, Newton and Claremont, Conover is one of the most easily accessible cities in the Charlotte Metro region. With nearly 8,300 people living there, Conover is a hub of innovation and opportunity.

DEQ Secretary Michael Regan recently visited the Harnett County Soil and Water Conservation District to recognize Lynn Lambert for completing her North Carolina Environmental Education Certification, a program of the Department of Environmental Quality.

DEQ Secretary Michael Regan recently went to Sarah P. Duke Gardens to recognize Rebecca Lauzon for completing her N.C. Environmental Education Certification.

DEQ’s Secretary Michael Regan visited the North Carolina Botanical Garden last week to present Kim Kelleher, a recently retired school counselor, with her North Carolina Environmental Education Certificate.

DEQ’s secretary, Michael Regan, made a visit to the Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District this week to present Lisa Pope with her environmental education certificate.

Newport teacher Jason “Mr. Vantaztic” Vanzant was recently featured on the National Project Water Education for Teachers (Project WET) website for his use of Project WET and other environmental education curricula in the classroom.

After months of intensive training and completion of projects relevant to their job duties, six DEQ employees – two each from the divisions of Air Quality, Waste Management and Water Resources – have graduated from the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program.

Secretary Michael Regan recently met with fourth grade students visiting Raleigh from Salisbury Academy in Salisbury, NC.

The N.C. Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs invites you to take part in a nationwide effort to connect children to the natural world.

The Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs is offering several engaging and in some cases “spooky,” topics for their fall lunchtime speaker series.