Amber Veverka

Freelance Writer

Biography

Freelance writer Amber Veverka spent 20 years as a newspaper journalist, most recently at The Charlotte Observer. She's a master naturalist, N.C. certified environmental educator and volunteer with Mecklenburg Park and Recreation and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She lives in Charlotte with her husband, children, cats, rabbits, chickens and thousands of honeybees.

Education

Amber Veverka is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Expertise

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 26, 2015
    A mostly volunteer team of “citizen scientists” is helping Mecklenburg County track which bird species are reappearing, or disappearing as development changes the local habitat. An interview with naturalist Don Seriff.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 26, 2015
    A mostly volunteer team of “citizen scientists” is helping Mecklenburg County track which bird species are reappearing, or disappearing as development changes the local habitat. An interview with naturalist Don Seriff.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Mar 30, 2015
    Long-time west Charlotte residents recall swimming, even baptisms, in Irwin Creek's waters. Today the stream is visibly impaired. Visit keepingwatch.org for in-depth explorations of Irwin, McDowell and Little Sugar creeks, videos and more, part of the institute's major project, KEEPING WATCH on WATER: City of Creeks. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Mar 30, 2015
    Long-time west Charlotte residents recall swimming, even baptisms, in Irwin Creek's waters. Today the stream is visibly impaired. Visit keepingwatch.org for in-depth explorations of Irwin, McDowell and Little Sugar creeks, videos and more, part of the institute's major project, KEEPING WATCH on WATER: City of Creeks. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Mar 26, 2015
    Folks who lived near Irwin Creek and its west Charlotte tributaries used to swim, fish, even hold baptisms in the waters. The city once used Irwin for drinking water. But runoff pollution, sewage and an industrial past today make the creek one of the city's most troubled. Yet, hope remains.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Mar 26, 2015
    Once a rural north Mecklenburg stream, McDowell Creek today shows how runoff pollutes. But because its waters flow into the county’s main drinking water supply, it's getting plenty of local water-quality attention.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 03, 2014
    Adding a center median to slow traffic and make room for bikers and walkers would make Rama Road safer - and improve neighborhood access to Rama Road Elementary School.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 03, 2014
    Adding a center median to slow traffic and make room for bikers and walkers would make Rama Road safer - and improve neighborhood access to Rama Road Elementary School.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Apr 30, 2014
    One year after a nonprofit group took over a neglected corner of Garinger High's back lot, the grand opening of the Friendship Gardens Urban Farm welcomed the neighborhood, the school and local food enthusiasts to a celebration. (Photo: Marla J. Ehlers)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 30, 2014
    One year after a nonprofit group took over a neglected corner of Garinger High's back lot, the grand opening of the Friendship Gardens Urban Farm welcomed the neighborhood, the school and local food enthusiasts to a celebration. (Photo: Marla J. Ehlers)