Dozens of packed trash bags, hundreds of pounds of wood debris, a truck load of plastic, and a dozen old tires. This haul was the result of some impressive team work, lots of girl-power, and many enthusiastic Davidson residents and volunteers.

Saturday morning brought 50 smiling volunteers to Roosevelt Park for the Big Spring Clean Up organized and led by Davidson Lands Conservancy, in partnership with Mecklenburg County Storm Water.

The morning’s mission was to collect as much trash and debris as possible from the two tributaries to the Park’s lake, one near Westside Terrace and the other near Houston Street. These tributaries supply water to the lake, which in turn feeds Lake Davidson.

Gordon Clark, event organizer and Conservancy board member, reminded participants of the importance of stewardship of our planet and community.  

This event is important for our community, coming together to make a tangible, positive impact on water quality, wildlife, and the environment,” he said.

Among the enthusiastic trash gathers were Scout Troops 1556 and 3270.  “These girls were high-energy and focused,” said volunteer leader Don Morris.  

Town Commissioner Tracy Brandon also participated, as did energetic students from Christ the King, Pine Lake, and Lake Norman Charter schools.

Davidson Lands Conservancy is our local land trust. This effort was part of the Conservancy’s wildlife habitat enhancement efforts. Other programs of the Conservancy are land conservationand stewardship, greenways and trails, and urban forestry.