WOW! Herpetology Event

“Scaly, Slimy, but Never Scary – Come Pet Something That’s Not Hairy!” A lucky group of children and parents recently attended a brief introduction to the world of herpetology led by the Davidson College Herpetology Lab.  They learned about reptiles and amphibians and met some species that are native to North Carolina.  Most interesting fact:  North […]

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DLC Board Holds Annual Retreat

The Davidson Lands Conservancy’s Board of Directors met at The Pines of Davidson on January 8, 2011.  Together with Executive Director Roy Alexander the BOD mapped out strategies to increase the PROTECTION of open space, EDUCATE the public about the benefits of lands conservation, and ADVOCATE for our natural places. […]

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West Branch Wetland

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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Mott Easement

DLC works with landowners who want to protect land that they love.  Our first conservation easement with private individuals was with Joe and Jan Mott, who in March, 2008, began to discuss an easement on a portion of their 19-acre property.  The parcel contains a residence, a horse barn, and several related structures that extends […]

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Volunteers Finish Canoe Trail

Thanks to our volunteers and the generosity of REI, the canoe and kayak access to Lake Davidson was completed on November 13, 2010.  This access is the first publicly accessible canoe/kayak launch on Lake Davidson. REI, Inc., the outdoor provisions company, donated $14,000 to the Davidson Lands Conservancy for the construction of this access and […]

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Volunteers Work on Access Trail

Volunteers and Cub Scouts helped make the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve and Canoe/Kayak access trail a reality. Scouts from Cub Pack 58 in Davidson built a bench that is located on the trail leading to the canoe/kayak launch at Lake Davidson.  This trail is part of a larger nature preserve that was funded with a […]

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