Friday, August 10, 2012 —
William Ivey recently attended the Natural Resource Conservation Workshop at N.C. State University in Raleigh.
Ivey is a rising sophomore at Albemarle High School in Albemarle.
He is the son of Jim and Lori Ivey of Albemarle. Ivey was selected due to his interest in wetlands dealing with wildlife and other agricultural aspects.
Ivey said, “As a duck hunter, I have an interest in wetland conservation. Wetlands are an important habitat for North Carolina’s wildlife. Many fish and wildlife that depend on wetlands are considered endangered species. People also rely on these wetlands for their jobs such as fishermen on the coast. Wetlands also play an important role in improving water quality.”
This workshop is sponsored by the N.C. Association of Soil and Water Conservation Society, N.C. Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Soil Science Department-NCSU, and the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development-NCSU.
A wide variety of subjects related to conservation, wildlife, forestry and water quality are covered at the workshop.