A Great Day To Honor Sterling Martin!

Posted on 18. Aug, 2012 by in Lake Davidson Nature Preserve, Recent News

The Town of Davidson dedicated the nature trail at the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve in honor of Sterling Martin on August 18, 2012.  Following a WOW! outing where tree tags were installed on the nature trail, Town of Davidson Parks & Recreation Manager Kathryn Spatz addressed the crowd, followed by Davidson Mayor John Woods and Davidson Lands Conservancy Executive Director Roy Alexander.

Finally, Sterling spoke, and with his usual modesty accepted the dedication not for himself but for the many volunteers that helped construct this wonderful natural amenity.  Modestly aside, it was Sterling who led the volunteer groups, and who constructed many of the features seen on the nature trail, including a beautiful gazebo that overlooks Lake Davidson.  The slideshow that follows features some of the highlights of the trail, as well as photos from the construction of the preserve.

Sterling has been a fixture in Davidson since attending Davidson College in the late 1950s.  Sterling is a past president of the Davidson Lands Conservancy, and is currently the chair of the Livability Board for the Town of Davidson.  Sterling has been active in athletics at Davidson College ever since winning the ‘cake race’ in 1959.

The Davidson Lands Conservancy and the Town of Davidson are deeply indebted to Sterling for his efforts.  And, Sterling shows no signs of slowing down, so who knows, maybe there is another dedication for Sterling Martin.

We encourage you to enjoy the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve, and the Sterling Martin Nature Trail located at 750 Jetton Street behind Davidson Day School.  The only public canoe/kayak access to Lake Davidson is located here, and the nature trail is a perfect stroll for all ages.

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