Tag Archives: land conservation

Lightning bugs or Fireflies?

Posted on 18. Jul, 2016 by .

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OK, I’m a native Southerner, and we call these creatures lightning bugs. Nothing more fun on a hot summer evening than running around with your friends and catching a jar full of lightning bugs. Of course, you punch holes in the lid of the jar, and then you let them all go before you go […]

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Summit Coffee “Pints and Pizzas” to Benefit the DLC!

Posted on 14. Feb, 2016 by .

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Join us February 25th from 6-8 pm at the Summit Coffee outpost on the campus of Davidson College for “Pints and Pizzas” to benefit the Davidson Lands Conservancy. Summit Coffee will donate 10% of sales to the Davidson Lands Conservancy, your local land trust that helps to protect the places you love by working with […]

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2015: The Year in Review

Posted on 18. Dec, 2015 by .

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Support the Davidson Lands Conservancy with a year-end gift! Year-in-Review for the DLC It has been quite a year for the Davidson Lands Conservancy. We began the year with the devastating loss of our long-time Executive Director, Roy Alexander in January.  We brought Autumn Rierson Michael on board in April of this year as our […]

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WOW-Learn more about Frogs and Toads

Posted on 08. Jul, 2015 by .

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Many species of frogs and toads are native to our area and depend on wetlands to reproduce.

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Narrow Passage: A Test of the Rural Planning Ordinance

Posted on 19. Jun, 2015 by .

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2015 is bringing changed to Davidson as well.  We conducted our first emergency Board of Directors’ meeting in response to the proposed Narrow Passage development.  If approved by the Town Commissioners, this development could significantly erode the current requirements for development in the rural area as stipulated in the Town’s ordinance and Comprehensive plan.  This […]

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The Other Pollinators

Posted on 19. Jun, 2015 by .

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Pollination is a process that is of enormous importance to humanity.  Food crops, trees, and ornamental plants all ultimately depend, in order to reproduce, on the transfer of pollen grains from one plant to the next. In some cases, this pollen is carried by the wind, but the most successful groups of flowering plants rely […]

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Autumn Michael Named New Executive Director of the DLC

Posted on 19. Mar, 2015 by .

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The Davidson Lands Conservancy’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Davidson resident Autumn Michael has been named as our new Executive Director.  Autumn succeeds Roy Alexander, our Executive Director since 2006 who passed away unexpectedly in January of 2015. Rob Van Epps, president of the conservancy’s board, praised Michael for her experience and […]

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Town of Davidson To Honor Roy Alexander on February 27th

Posted on 04. Feb, 2015 by .

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The Town of Davidson, together with the Davidson Lands Conservancy Board of Directors, is hosting a reception at Town Hall on February 27th from 5 to 7 pm to honor the life of Roy Alexander.  Roy was the Davidson Lands Conservancy’s first Executive Director, and served in this capacity for 9 years until his unexpected […]

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Green Space: Celebrating DLC With Music by Paleface

Posted on 09. Aug, 2014 by .

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NOTE:  Due to an unforeseen emergency medical procedure, this concert is regrettably postponed.  We are working with the artist to reschedule for this fall, and once we have a firm date we’ll post it on our website.  Refunds are being issued to all who purchased tickets.  Thank you for your support!   Celebrate an evening […]

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Meet Our Executive Director Roy Alexander

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by .

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The Mecklenburg Times of Charlotte recently profiled Roy Alexander, the Davidson Land Conservancy’s first and only Executive Director.  Thanks to Tony Brown for the excellent article, as well as the photograph that accompanies this post. Click here to download a pdf file of the article.  Even if you’ve known Roy for years, you’ll learn something […]

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