Spring Naturefest: A Celebration of Nature and Conservation

Davidson, NC - Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) hosted its highly anticipated Spring Naturefest on Saturday, May 20th, at Davidson’s Roosevelt Wilson Park. This engaging, educational event offered fifteen exhibits and activities, providing a unique opportunity for attendees of all ages to connect with the wonders of nature.   The event featured a variety of free exhibits

Davidson K8 Nature Observatory Work Day: Bridges to Conservation

Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) and Catawba Lands Conservancy partnered  with Community School of Davidson sophomores and seniors for a morning of service on Friday, November 19, 2021. Over 20 students and staff gathered at the Nature Observatory behind Davidson K8 School to improve the nature area, known as the Nature Observatory, behind the school.  This

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

Nature on the GO!

World of Wonder—WOW— is a partnership between Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery By Katie Noble World of Wonder was just getting geared up to hold our weekly, spring through fall, hands-on nature booth at the Davidson Farmers Market when COVID shut everything down. WOW committee members did indeed wonder, “How can we reach children

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