Be part of the solution - Get involved.
There are many venues available through which people may participate in activities which give back to their communities. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) and the Gaston County Piedmont Area Wildlife Stewards (PAWS) may be just what you are looking for.
The NCWF has numerous programs which benefit our state, many of which can succeed only through volunteers like yourself. Likewise, the PAWS is focused on both regional, state and local projects which address issues which may appeal to you. If you have a desire to participate we invite you to contact us via this hyperlink.
Hand and hand, people working toward a common goal, seemly bad situations can be turned around!