Carteret County Wildlife Club



The purpose of the Carteret County Wildlife Club (CCWC) is to promote conservation and to increase awareness of our natural surroundings -- land, water, and wildlife. Club members host hikes, paddling trips, and outdoor educational events that are always open to the public. The varied outings include hiking, paddling, bird watching, plant identification, overnight camping, and cookouts.

In collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), CCWC members help maintain two trails within the Croatan National Forest: the 22-mile Neusiok trail in the eastern region and the 3.1-mile Weetock trail in the west. Individuals and members from other groups, including the New Bern Outdoor Adventure Club, Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and the Sierra Club frequently assist in the trail work.

CCWC members will soon begin habitat restoration work in a partnership with the North Carolina Coastal Federation and the N.C. Wildlife Federation.

Monthly Meetings

CCWC meetings are held the second Tuesday each month. The location and specific schedules will be announced at the meetings, in the monthly newsletter, and posted on the club’s website and Facebook page, as well as the N.C. Wildlife Federation events calendars. Currently club meetings will begin at 5:30 pm in the King room at Morehead City Parks and Recreation building in July, August, and September 2024.

CCWC’s typical meeting schedule is a short business discussion, followed by a potluck supper and then a guest speaker. We depart from that schedule to celebrate National Trail day in June, the mullet harvest in September and the beginning of oyster season in October. CCWC members also end the year with a Holiday party.

Come join us! Let's enjoy the outdoors together!