Archive for 'West Branch Wetland'

DLC Annual Meeting is Set for November 10th!

Posted on 28. Oct, 2013 by .

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The Davidson Lands Conservancy is pleased to announce that its annual meeting will be held on Sunday, November 10th near the West Branch Nature Preserve in Davidson.  Members and others can enjoy an afternoon of celebration, birding and wetland hikes, and exhibits. Our annual meeting will be held at 18130 Shearer Road, a model home […]

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Images From Carolina Thread Trail Dedication

Posted on 17. Nov, 2012 by .

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The Carolina Thread Trail celebrated its five-year anniversary, and the completion of its 100th mile of trail, at the West Branch Greenway in Davidson on November 17th.  Attendees enjoyed a cool fall morning, and two hikes following an unveiling of a monument marking this milestone. Ann Browning, project director of the Thread Trail, spoke to […]

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Carolina Thread Trail to Mark Milestone in Davidson!

Posted on 31. Oct, 2012 by .

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Please join the Davidson Lands Conservancy and the Catawba Lands Conservancy as we recognize a milestone in the development of the Carolina Thread Trail on November 17th in Davidson.  Please see the following press release from the Carolina Thread Trail: Charlotte, N.C. – The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread), a 15-county, two-state initiative to connect […]

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Walk the West Branch: The Region’s Newest Nature Preserve

Posted on 27. Jun, 2012 by .

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The Charlotte News Alliance has a great blog at www.backyardandbeyond.org.  Recently, Amber Veverka wrote an excellent story about the new West Branch Nature Preserve which is located on the east side of Davidson.  The full text of the article follows, and we encourage you to link over to their site in order to read many […]

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West Branch Wetland Hike Was a Great Success!

Posted on 21. May, 2012 by .

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The Davidson Lands Conservancy sponsored a hike to Mecklenburg County’s West Branch Nature Preserve on May 19, 2012.  Thirty-five people attended ranging in age from 7 to 70, and a great time was had by all. Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation naturalists Chris Matthews, Lenny Lampley, and Reid Patterson led hikers from the West Branch […]

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West Branch Wetland Hike on May 19th!

Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by .

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The Davidson Lands Conservancy is offering a guided tour of the West Branch Wetland Nature Preserve featuring a newly-constructed natural surface walking path. This 91-acre preserve contains one of the most important wetlands in Mecklenburg County. The preserve was purchased in October, 2008, by Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and is home to a diverse […]

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Nature Hike through the West Branch Wetland

Posted on 26. May, 2011 by .

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The attached video is from Saturday May 21.  As a part of the opening of the West Branch Greenway, Chris Matthews of Mecklenburg County Natural Resources led a hike through the adjacent wetland.  Joining him were expert birder, Rob Van Epps, Reid Patterson who knows a lot about fungi and butterflies, and Gary Marshall also […]

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West Branch Greenway Grand Opening Draws a Crowd

Posted on 24. May, 2011 by .

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The West Branch Greenway was officially opened on May 21st.  The Davidson Lands Conservancy supported this event by leading nature and birding hikes, and also organizing a fun scavenger hunt where kids were on the lookout for the wildlife and fauna of this unique natural area. Jim Garges (shown in photo), Mecklenburg County Parks and […]

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West Branch Greenway Grand Opening is May 21!

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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DAVIDSON, N.C. – If you’re a fan of the great outdoors or someone eager to see the construction of more greenways in the region, you’ll want to mark your calendar for May 21: From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. that Saturday, the Town of Davidson, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and the Davidson Lands Conservancy […]

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West Branch Wetland

Posted on 03. Jan, 2011 by .

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DLC began advocating for the preservation of the 23-acre wetland on the West Branch of the Rocky River more than five years ago. And we never quit. While the actual, defined wetland was precluded from development by law, the message of DLC was that the surrounding area must be preserved if the ecosystem of the wetland […]

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