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Good For The Soul: 2020 Volunteer Of The Year Janet Andersen

Janet Andersen, our 2020 Volunteer of the Year, has served on the Davidson Lands Conservancy board since 2019. She quickly became integral to DLC through her tireless land stewardship, not to mention her service as board secretary—a job that requires meticulous attention to detail. Her love of nature began as a child, when her family

Collecting All Critters: Can Stream Restoration Bring Back The Bugs?

Davidson College student researches stream health in the DK8 Nature Preserve Davidson College Biology and Environmental Studies major Andrew Brantley ’21 is using the stream restoration project behind the Davidson K–8 School as a test site, assessing if efforts to reduce erosion caused by stormwater runoff may benefit the abundance and biodiversity of invertebrates. DLC

2021 Vision for DLC: A conversation with Executive Director Dave Cable

When did you first become aware of the importance of land conservation? It was during and following college and graduate school in New England. My first exposure was in the late 1970s, working for a program in Maine to identify geologically significant waterfalls. I experienced first-hand the powerful impact of land conservation on communities, people,

Town of Davidson’s Sustainability and Natural Assets Plan Moves Forward

In August 2020, Sustainability and Natural Assets was added as a priority item to the Board of Commissioner’s Strategic Plan. The goal was set to, “implement and encourage innovative solutions to environmental, energy, and climate- based challenges.” To accomplish the goal, a new short-term Sustainability Committee comprised of members of the Livability Board and Planning

Full STEAM Ahead: World of Wonder Participates in Woodlawn’s 2021 Virtual STEAMfest

For the second year in a row, WOW has participated in Woodlawn's awesome STEAMfest. STEAMfest (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) aims to pique the interest of young folks and encourage curiosity and exploration. We loved being part of this event in person last year, and we were thrilled to be asked back for the

Davidson Lands Conservancy holds 20th annual meeting

Davidson Lands Conservancy hosted its 20th Annual Meeting—virtually—on December 6, bringing together board members, supporters, and conservationists.   Executive Director Dave Cable reported the Conservancy’s 2020 progress in areas of land conservation, land stewardship, urban forestry, greenways and trails, and wildlife corridors. He also summarized organizational changes to increase impact and efficiency.  “With DLC’s focus

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