Protecting People by Protecting Forests

2017 has been a record breaking year for natural disasters that have devastated communities across the Southern US and Puerto Rico. The season began with Hurricane Harvey that devastated Houston and hit close to home.  We had record breaking storm after storm all the way through to Hurricane Maria and Nate which battered Puerto Rico […]

Woods & Wilds Was a Magical Festival

Dogwood Alliance’s 2nd Annual Woods & Wilds Storytelling and Music Festival at the Salvage Station was magical! Storytellers, musicians, artists, performers, and people from around the region showed up to celebrate and to protect our Southern forests. The beautiful decorations from Flora set the scene for us to be transported to the wild places inside […]

It’s About Time Somebody Stood Up

Southern forests and communities are in danger. Enviva, the world’s largest pellet producer, wants to build its fourth wood pellet facility in the state of NC and clearcut nearly 50 acres of forest every day. The community that Enviva wants to build in, Richmond County, doesn’t want the facility and are raising their voices to […]

It's time to rise up

If Only…

One of the very first things I exclaimed to my parents about Houston, as we drove a giant U-Haul down from Oklahoma City, was how green our new city home was. I was 12 at the time, and Houston was a veritable forest oasis to me. The neighborhood I lived in had wild forested lots […]