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
    Nov 25, 2013
    As the Dec. 31 end of a 30-year-old N.C. land preservation tax credit nears, regional land trusts scurry to finish preservation projects from donors hoping to use the credit before they lose it. (Photo: Catawba Lands Conservancy)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Nov 25, 2013
    As the Dec. 31 end of a 30-year-old N.C. land preservation tax credit nears, regional land trusts scurry to finish preservation projects from donors hoping to use the credit before they lose it. (Photo: Catawba Lands Conservancy)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 18, 2013
    Charlotte’s tree canopy faces new threats. For instance, as the group TreesCharlotte was planting some 4,000 trees last year, billboard companies were cutting down almost 5,000 in Charlotte. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 17, 2012
    Eleven Charlotte neighborhoods have developed plans that organizers say will chart a better – and more sustainable – course for the future. Neighborhoods as diverse as a condominium tower in Myers Park to suburban commuter areas to lower-income urban neighborhoods will receive grants to help them achieve their vision.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 19, 2012
    Two different organizations in the Charlotte region are using borrowed land and volunteer labor to get fresh, local food on the plates of people who need it most.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 19, 2012
    Two different organizations in the Charlotte region are using borrowed land and volunteer labor to get fresh, local food on the plates of people who need it most.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Apr 24, 2012
    Only about a dozen of these rare landscapes remain in the Charlotte region, but those that have been protected are doing well, experts say. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 24, 2012
    Only about a dozen of these rare landscapes remain in the Charlotte region, but those that have been protected are doing well, experts say. 
  • plancharlotte.org
    Apr 11, 2012
    The farmer points toward a long stretch of turned earth warming in the sun. Tomatoes and squash will grow well there, and more crops over there. Behind him, fruit trees cast shadows. It’s bucolic enough you almost forget the steady buzz of traffic behind you. Because this farmer is, in fact, a store owner, and this farm is in downtown Matthews.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Feb 06, 2012
    The Flat Branch Nature Preserve, in the southernmost tip of Mecklenburg County, holds the county’s largest remaining upland depression swamp forest. It's a place where water naturally fills forest depressions in winter and early spring. But just weeks ago, the pools were gone and the ground parched. And when the pools returned in recent days, they were smaller than they used to be. What does that mean for the future of this uncommon ecosystem?