Mountain Wildlife Days director to step down
More than 450 people participated in the 17th annual Mountain Wildlife Days this month, but it will be the last year for the popular event if nobody steps forward to take over from longtime director John Edwards.
The event was held July 16-17 in Sapphire, featuring chances to hike and bird, meet live animals and experience a musical, wildlife-inspired program. Funds raised at the event go toward the Wildlife Days Western North Carolina Wildlife Outreach Program, which in 2019 reached 1,400 people with wildlife and outdoor education events across the region.
“Although I will continue to be a 'wild lives’ and ‘wild places’ advocate, this will be my final year as director and organizer of Mountain Wildlife Days,” Edwards said. “However, I will help provide wildlife presentations for schools and other organizations in Western NC during the upcoming year.”