Volunteers gathered on Saturday, November 21, for a community clean-up at Beaty Park, Davidson’s emerging gem of a park and nature preserve. Hosted by Davidson Lands Conservancy and the Town of Davidson, this was the second community event at the park over the last year.

Forty-some volunteers from across Davidson—including a healthy contingency from the Community School of Davidson—learned about the history and plans for Beaty Park and the challenges of restoring the parkland after years of neglect. Saturday’s clean-up focused on removal of invasive plant cuttings along with trash and debris.

Beaty Park—20 acres located just north of the village area along Beaty Street—is permanently conserved by the Davidson Lands Conservancy, which has led the work to remove invasive plants on site. Community partner Bartlett Tree Experts will chip, at no cost, the invasive plant cuttings removed by the volunteers.

Planning Beaty Park involves broad community engagement and collaboration, including garden design by the Davidson Garden Club. The Town of Davidson and Davidson Lands Conservancy are leading the efforts to steward and restore the land.

Visit Davidson Lands Conservancy to learn more about its mission, focused on four pillars of success: conserving and stewarding land, preserving trees, creating trails and greenways, and protecting wildlife habitats.