MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT for all CFPUA residential and business customers until further notice. Learn more here.

New Hanover County is currently collecting debris from Hurricane Matthew. A State of Emergency is still in effect due to coastal flood warnings. Stay up-to-date at and report power outages to Duke Energy at 1-800-POWERON.


Teacher Workshop: Project Learning Tree

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
9 AM to 4 PM


Project Learning Tree (PLT), an award-winning environmental education program, is designed for teachers and informal educators working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. Upon completion of the workshop, educators will receive a free 400-page PLT activity guide full of interdisciplinary instructional activities that use the forest as a window into natural and human-made environments.

Educators will engage in hands-on PLT activities, gain confidence in nature-based teaching, and learn how to use PLT activities to help their students develop creativity, flexibility, and higher-order thinking skills. Teachers will spend half of the workshop in the new Museum Park—an outdoor learning space that interprets how people, land, and water have intersected throughout history in the Lower Cape Fear region.


Space is limited to 25; participants must pre-register by November 1, 2016. Call 910-798-4362 or email


What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game that uses handheld GPS-enabled devices to find geocaches (containers) hidden in different locations.  There are currently over 40 geocaches hidden in New Hanover County’s parks locations.

GeocacheHow is the game played?
1.  Visit and register for a free Basic Membership
2.  Watch the video entitled “Geocaching 101” for information on how to hide and/or seek a geocache

Parks and Gardens Geo-Challenge

Parks & Gardens has hidden 11 geocaches in 11 different parks for a new Geo-Challenge.  Download the Geo-Challenge Passport to participate. More details here.


814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382