Block Leader Program

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Are you interested in conservation efforts within the Town, working with others and actively participating in your local government? Then join the Block Leader program!

2016 Block Leader Season

We are looking forward to another wonderful Block Leader season filled with exciting tours, fascinating presentations and valuable environmental info for our community.

Old and new Block Leaders are invited to join us for any or the following Orientation Sessions. To learn more about program details, scroll through the information on this page and then email to ask questions or register.

Location Date Time
TOUR Hemlock Bluffs May 20 (Fri) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cary Garden for Wildlife Program
PRESENTATION Page-Walker Building May 25 (Wed) 12-1 p.m. Bring your lunch and learn more about how valuable used cooking oil can be when it's recycled.
TOUR South Cary Water Reclamation Facility May 27 (Fri) 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more about how we exceed water treatment standards and check out a massive solar farm.
TOUR Hemlock Bluffs June 2 (Thurs) 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cary Garden for Wildlife Program

PRESENTATION Page-Walker Building June 7 (Tues) 12:30-1:30 p.m. Bring your lunch and learn about water resources treatment, towers, taps and tributaries.
TOUR Recycling Center June 21
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about what can be recycled in Cary and how the process works.
TOUR Fire Station 8 July 19 (Tues) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tour a green building that exemplifies numerous successes in sustainability.
TOUR Fire Station 8 July 21 (Thurs) 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tour a green building that exemplifies numerous successes in sustainability.

Program Detail

Block LeaderThe Block Leader program is a special effort by the Town to educate citizens about conservation. Block Leaders are citizens who volunteer as grassroots environmental educators to increase their neighbors’ awareness and understanding of our Town’s initiatives and programs that preserve and protect the environment.

The Town provides promotional materials once every spring for Block Leaders to distribute to neighbors. Block Leaders do not solicit anything from their neighbors, nor do they enforce ordinances.

New Block Leaders are welcome to join at anytime. Block Leaders serve areas ranging from a single cul-de-sac to an entire subdivision, depending on how much time they are able to volunteer. A Town staff member will help develop a distribution route map for each Block Leader based on their individual preferences. Block Leaders distribute packets to the neighbors on their route at their own leisure and we only distribute packets once per year.

We kick-off our Block Leader season each year on April 22 in honor of the international Earth Day celebration. Block Leaders that have participated in the past and citizens interested in participating in that year's outreach program will all receive an official invitation to serve.  

To be added to the 2016 Block Leader Invitation List simply email

The invitation to serve includes a list of Orientation Sessions where new participants can learn more about the Block Leader Program and everyone can enjoy presentations and tours about recycling, water, sustainability and more. These sessions take place at fascinating local "green" facilities and include plenty of time for Q&A with experts. In the past we have toured compost facilities, recycling facilities, water reclamation facilities, nature preserves and many others. 

At the Orientation Session, Block Leaders also receive their packets of environmental information that they distribute to their chosen neighbors on their distribution route.


Sarah Justice
Environmental Outreach Program Coordinator
(919) 469-4301