The Greenway Wildlife Habitat Committee coordinates efforts to identify plant and animal habitats that should be saved, restored, and enhanced both for their intrinsic value in the natural environment and for the roosting of birds and other animals. Conservation efforts are directed towards promoting wildlife habitats along the Pinehurst Greenway System, but the committee also encourages the conservation of wildlife habitats throughout Pinehurst.
The Greenway Wildlife Habitat Committee holds workshops throughout the year, focusing on different aspects of landscaping, planting, and wildlife. The Greenway Wildlife Habitat Committee achieved the National Wildlife Federation backyard habitat award for the Pinehurst Greenway Trail.
The Pinehurst Greenway trail is currently 7.6 miles long. Besides a recreational outlet, the Greenway Habitat Committee is working to make the Pinehurst Greenway a place where people can learn about the native plants and animals that make this area their home. The Committee has been conducting frequent surveys along the Greenway in order to catalog the diverse flora and fauna that one can find along the path. You may find many of these plants and animals near your own home.
The Committee's youngest volunteer, Brian Bonville, can be seen identifying native plants along side the Greenway during the committee's plant and animal survey.
Bluebirds in the Sandhills
Along the Pinehurst Greenway and throughout many of the Village parks, bluebird houses have been set up to encourage the nesting of blue birds in our public areas. Our Committee will be working with trained volunteers to monitor these bluebird houses. Helen Munro is heading this project. The greenway map at right indicates the location of birdhouses that are being monitored.
We will also be working to get guidelines from the NC Bluebird Society for attracting and protecting bluebirds out to the public. Our goal is to encourage residents throughout Pinehurst to set up bluebird houses in their own backyards.
Bluebird houses may be purchased at the front desk of the Village Hall at 395 Magnolia Road and can be reached at (910)295-1900.