Cape Fear Arch

A Collaborative Voice for Nature

The Cape Fear Arch is a special geologic feature stretching from Cape Lookout, NC to Cape Romain, SC that contains nationally significant animal and plant communities.

Created in 2006, the Cape Fear Arch Conservation Collaboration is a partnership of organizations and individuals interested in protecting this region while balancing the needs of man and nature.

Its mission is to develop and implement a community conservation vision to build awareness, protection and stewardship of the region’s important natural resources.

Commuter Challenge!

The Cape Fear Commuter Challenge will take place October 17 - 30.  Participants will download a free app called My Open Road.  This app will use their chosen mode of transportation to determine the pounds of CO2 they have saved from being emitted into the air.  At the end of the challenge, we will award prizes to the people who saved the most CO2.  Would you be able to help us spread the word about this challenge?  Emails, social media, etc.?  Below is some additional information, and attached is a flier and logo – feel free to pass along/post/share/print.  

People can participate by taking the following modes of transportation to work, to school, to run errands, to take the kids to school, etc.:

  • bicycling
  • walking/running
  • carpool/vanpool
  • bus
  • driving an electric car
  • driving a hybrid car
  • skateboarding

There are LOTS of great prizes for those who rock the challenge - kayak rentals, stand up paddle board rentals, staycations at local hotels, local restaurant gift cards, cool stuff and services from the local bike shops, free car washes and details, and a lot more 'goodies'.  

Participating is easy - folks will download the free My Open Road app (www.myopenroad.com and available at the App Store and Google Play) and set up a profile.  People will enter their employer name in the ‘company’ field.  If they carpool kids to school, or attend school outside of work, they can enter that school name in the 'school' field.  Once a  profile is set up, the user will select the mode of transportation they are using, hit 'start' when they are ready to leave, and 'stop' when they have arrived.  The app will calculate the pounds of CO2 they have saved from being emitted into the air by using their mode of transportation, and that will determine if they’ve won any prizes.  Winners will be announced November 4th.

The Facebook event can be located here - https://www.facebook.com/events/274551826277607/ 

Here's a video showing how the My Open Road app works - https://youtu.be/nZT1PyxMeFA 

If people are interested in finding a carpool match, they can visit www.sharetheridenc.org and set up a profile there - it's also free and easy.  

If anyone is commuting in from Brunswick County/Leland area, there are 2 Park & Ride Lots that are available for public use.  Both lots are located along the Brunswick Connector bus route to Wilmington.  That map can be found here - https://drive.google.com/open?id=10-43m0PNtOBJYYLvnuQfP05x9-8&usp=sharing

Bike maps can be found here - http://www.wmpo.org/maps/  

A bus route trip planner can be found here - http://www.wavetransit.com/routes/tripplanner.aspx

You can find more information at www.wmpo.org/tdm

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