New Sarum Brewing Company Grand Opening and LandTrust BBQ Fundraiser

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina is partnering with our friends and new neighbors at New Sarum Brewing Company, conveniently located on Depot St next door to our Salisbury office innew sarum 2 the Gateway building, for their grand opening on April 16th from 1:30 PM until about 9 PM.

The folks at New Sarum Brewing get it.  The LandTrust has worked to protect over 1,000 acres on the Yadkin River, immediately adjacent to the in-take facility that supplies drinking water to Salisbury and parts of Rowan County. The narrow sliver of land between the South Yadkin and Yadkin Rivers is affectionately known as “The Point” - a permanently protected open space. This conserved property helps provide clean water for municipal consumption and, of course, for making good beer!

Shakerag BBQ will be on hand to prepare wood-smoked, North Carolina-style BBQ as a fundraiser for The LandTrust.  Pitmaster Seth Morris, a former LandTrust intern and current UNC-Chapel Hill law student, practices the fine art of traditional, slow roasting locally-sourced pork over firewood coals from hickory and oak. It is good stuff!

In addition to great food and local brew, the grand opening event will feature a line-up of several bands and tours of the impressive brewery facility. Make plans to stop by and have a cold one and some ‘cue to benefit The LandTrust!

If you would like to volunteer to help us talk up the LandTrust (and get some barbecue out of the deal!) please sign up here or email Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org.

John Hart’s Redemption Road!

Meet the author at this special pre-release event

Saturday, April 30th, 7:00 PM

Rowan Museum, Salisbury

JohnHartNative son and New York Times best-selling author John Hart has generously offered the occasion of the pre-release of his new novel Redemption Road to benefit The LandTrust for Central North Carolina. As a former LandTrust board member, John has long been a supporter of our conservation mission. Many of his best-selling thrillers are set in the familiar geography of the North Carolina Piedmont and reflect his immense knowledge of local history and the natural environment. John Hart has done it again with Redemption Road, creating for his characters, on paper, a landscape of the imagination that resembles the places we North Carolinians love and live. The LandTrust is proud and humbled to be part of this extraordinary opportunity.

The event will be held beginning at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 30th at the Rowan Museum in downtown Salisbury (202 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC), which was originally built as a county courthouse—the perfect setting for a Southern mystery with legal twists and turns! In addition to spectacular Southern culinary delights by Divine Appetit, guests will receive a signed copy of Redemption Road.

Contact Joe Morris at joe@landtrustcnc.org or (704)647-0302 with questions.

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The Plot Thickens…

Where were  you?

Could you be John Hart’s next hero or villain? Here’s your chance!

Join our Character Naming Raffle for the opportunity to have your name (or the name of someone you would like to honor) featured as a character in John Hart’s next book!

Tickets are $20 each. Enter as many times as you like! All proceeds benefit The LandTrust for Central NC.

The winner will be drawn at the pre-release event on April 30.  You do not have to be present to win.

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More About Redemption Road

The wait is now over. In Redemption Road (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press; May 3, 2016), John Hart delivers what book critics and avid fans have come to expect—brilliant writing, complex and compelling characters, and a gripping plot packed with stunning twists and family secrets – plus more. Set in small town North Carolina, this eagerly anticipated novel features Hart’s first female protagonist: Elizabeth Black, a dedicated, driven, and deeply troubled detective. A preacher’s daughter, even though she’s estranged from her father, Liz has always been respected for her instincts, judiciousness and restraint. That is, until a brutal shooting – and doubts from her past – shake her up and turn her edgy, dark, and unpredictable. Liz is torn between her fierce protectiveness for a 14 year old boy set on avenging the death of his mother and her unsettling feelings for the cop who was convicted of killing her. For thirteen years, Liz has kept her faith in Adrian Wall’s innocence. Why is she so drawn to this tormented ex-con? To find answers, Liz must face her demons – and a monster. Deep in the forest, on the altar of abandoned church – the church where her father once preached – a young woman is experiencing the unthinkable….

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Peter W. Hairston

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Gold Sponsor

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Owen & Elizabeth Norvell

Joe & Pam Morris

Thanks to New Sarum Brewing Company for delicious craft beer, Divine Appetit for mouthwatering Southern foods, and our media partner, Miller Davis Studio.

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Uwharrie Trail Thru Hike and Celebration 2016

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina is excited to present the fourth annual Uwharrie Trail Thru Hike backpacking trip on May 19-22, 2016!

IMG_0386At 40 miles, the Uwharrie Trail is the longest single-track footpath in Piedmont North Carolina. The LandTrust and other conservation partners have been working for the past 20 years to reconnect this trail, and thanks to these efforts it can now be hiked in its 40-mile entirety. The Uwharrie Trail is known for its cultural and natural significance, including such unique features as old gold mines, rare plants and wildlife, ghost stories, and more. Join us for an awesome backpacking trip through some of the oldest mountains in the world, as we pay tribute to the trailblazers and uncover the secrets of the past.

Backpackers are responsible for bringing and carrying their own gear and food. We will have some water filters, maps, navigational aids, and a first aid kit. The thru hike will go from south to north. The thru hike is four approximately 10-mile days with camping at established campsites: Yates Place, Panther Branch, and the McArthur/Walker’s Creek Trailhead. Panther Branch is the only campsite without vehicle access but it is only a short walk.

Thru-hikers will park at the end of the trail (Tot Hill Golf Club, 3185 Tot Hill Farm Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205) and IMG_0388we provide shuttles to the start (Wood Run Trailhead on Highway 24/27) on May 19. The shuttles from the Tot Hill Golf Club to the trailhead will run at 7:00 and 8:30 am. Campsites will be near roads, so if you are interested in joining in for only a portion or in slackpacking, that is an option but you must arrange for your own transportation.

We will also offer a Saturday (May 21) day hike option. Hikers will park at the Walker Creek Trailhead (6871 High Pine Church Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205). A shuttle will run at 8:00 am to take day-hikers from Walker Creek to the start of the day’s hike at the Jumpin’ Off Rock Trailhead.

Fee details for the thru hike and celebration event:

>>$40: Complete Thru Hike backpacking trip. Includes a shuttle to the trailhead, water and support at each campsite, a cookout at the last night’s camp, a commemorative t-shirt, and a one-year membership to The LandTrust.
>>$5: Saturday Day Hike: Includes a shuttle from the Walker Creek Trailhead end point to the start of the day’s hike at the Panther Branch campsite.FSB 2
>>$10: Saturday Cookout Celebration Event. Thanks to our friends at Four Saints Brewing for generously providing delicious craft beer for the cookout!
>>$10: Commemorative Thru Hike t-shirt
>>$100: Thru Hike Supporter Level Donation. Funds go toward supporting the completion of the Uwharrie Trail. An incredible amount of progress has been made on completing the full 40-mile length of the historic Uwharrie Trail, but we still have a ways to go! Help see the UT completed by supporting our efforts to reconnect the trail. Your donation includes a commemorative t-shirt, the Saturday evening cookout at the Walker Creek Trailhead, and a one-year membership to The LandTrust.

ALL HIKERS MUST SIGN UP USING YAPSODY- CLICK HERE

Fees may be paid online using PayPal or via check sent to The LandTrust at:
The LandTrust for Central North Carolina
204 E. Innes St. Suite 280
Salisbury, NC 28144

Click the “Get Tickets” button on the Yapsody event page, make your selections, and select your method of payment by choosing the buttons at the top of the page (PayPal or Pay Later). You will need to provide the email addresses of all participants in order to register.

Any donations in addition to the fees will go directly towards our work reconnecting the trail and are fully tax deductible!

IMG_0440Youth must be 16 or accompanied by an adult. All participants must sign a liability release form. We will email a detailed map of the route and final information and details to participants in the weeks leading up to the hike. Links to this documents will also be found on this page as soon as they are available.

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Special thanks to the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group for providing support for the Thru Hike event and the completion of the Uwharrie Trail!

Thanks so much for your interest and support of The LandTrust and the Uwharrie Trail! We are looking forward to and hope you can join us for another great thru hike adventure!

Please call our office with questions (704) 647-0302 or email Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org for more information.

UT Thru Hike Map 2016

“Nature Inspires” Art Contest Connects Conservation and Art for Local High Schoolers

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Art contest submissions hung at the Salisbury Business Center

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina is proud to present the “Nature Inspires” Art Contest. In partnership with the Rowan-Salisbury School System and in honor of The LandTrust’s 20th anniversary, The LandTrust has created an opportunity for local high school students to express and share how nature inspires them through creative works of art.

Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for art. Artists have captured the beauty of nature across the globe, throughout the eras, in all mediums. Although we rely on nature for necessities such as clean air, water, food, and personal well-being, our increasing isolation from our environment often appears as a barrier to accessing and enjoying it to the fullest.

Art can be a crucial bridge between the need for nature and the lack of opportunities or impetus to explore it. It can also be a tool used to draw attention to the challenges we face in protecting our air, water, and land.

Art submissions are available to view now through January 25 at the Salisbury Business Center

Art submissions are hung for viewing now through January 25 at the Salisbury Business Center

The LandTrust conceived the “Nature Inspires” Art Contest with the goal of encouraging students to explore the natural beauty that surrounds them here in Rowan County to gain inspiration for their works. Students could then translate what they saw and experienced into creative works of art that can be enjoyed by all that visit downtown Salisbury.

Special thanks to Miller Davis for providing this sign for the gallery

Special thanks to Miller Davis for providing this sign for the gallery

During the fall semester of this year, high school art students submitted artwork that incorporated or focused on elements of nature found in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Submissions to the art contest were due on November 25. High schools were incentivized to participate through $100 mini-grants for art supplies, provided by funding through the Rowan Arts Council. Students from West Rowan, Jesse Carson, East Rowan, and North Rowan High Schools participated.

The Salisbury Business Center is generously hosting the gallery of students’ work now through January 25th. With support from the Rowan Arts Council, a panel of judges will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes to the students.

Jay Leutze will speak on January 21

Jay Leutze will speak on January 21

In celebration of the students’ hard work and The LandTrust’s 20th anniversary, a reception and talk will be held on January 21st at the Salisbury Business Center (301 S. Main St.). The gallery will be open for viewing at 6pm. At 7pm, author and conservationist Jay Leutze will speak. Leutze is well-known for his book Stand Up That Mountain, the true story of a small town’s fight to protect a piece of wilderness along the Appalachian Trail from being destroyed by mining. Leutze is a Trustee for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and a national spokesman for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The event is free and open to the public. More information can be found here or check it out on Facebook!

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Questions about the art contest and reception can be directed to Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org

Join us for the “Nature Inspires” Art Contest Reception and a Special Talk with Author Jay Leutze!

The LandTrust is delighted to present the “Nature Inspires” Art Contest Reception! Please join us on January 21 beginning at 6pm at the Salisbury Business Center in downtown Salisbury at 301 S. Main St.

In partnership with the Rowan-Salisbury School System, The LandTrust sponsored the “Nature Inspires” Art Contest during the fall semester of 2015. This art contest was designed to let students express how nature inspires them, encourage them and their families to explore and enjoy the nature around them, and increase awareness about conservation in the central Piedmont region. The art contest was open to high school art students in the Rowan-Salisbury School District.

In honor of the students’ efforts and The LandTrust’s 20th anniversary of saving the places you love, we are hosting a gallery viewing, reception, and talk with special guest Jay Leutze on the evening of January 21.

jayJay Leutze is a well-known author and conservationist. His novel Stand Up That Mountain is the true story of a small mountain town’s efforts to stop a mining company from destroying a fragile wild place along the Appalachian Trail. Jay is now a Trustee for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and a national spokesman for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The reception and gallery viewing will begin at 6pm and Mr. Leutze will speak at 7pm. The public is welcome. We hope to see you there!

The submissions to the “Nature Inspires” Art Contest are being displayed at the Salisbury Business Center from December 1 to January 25.

Contact Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org with questions.

Calling all ladies!

Join us on a 3-mile hike at Eagle Point Preserve near Salisbury on September 30 at 10am.

We are hosting this hike as part of National Women’s Health & Fitness Day! We believe that outdoor recreation is an excellent way to stay healthy and active. Hiking is beneficial aerobic exercise. Additionally, spending time outdoors improves mood and is important for overall well-being!

Join us and feel the benefits of healthy outdoor activity!

Contact Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org with questions

This hike does count toward our Hike Challenge!

http://landtrustcnc.org/2015/4929/

Forks of the Little River Passive Park Trail Building Day

Title: Forks of the Little River Passive Park Trail Building Day
Location: Forks of the Little River Passive Park, 1500 Okeewemee-Star Rd, Star, NC
Link out: Click here
Description: We will start building trails at the new Forks of the Little River Passive Park near Star! This neat little park will soon be developed into a perfect canoe put-in spot with parking area and over a mile of new trails. All volunteers are welcome to join us!
Start Time: 08:30
Date: 2015-10-10
End Time: 13:00

Arnett Branch Old Growth Longleaf Pine Preserve History Hike & Lunch

Enjoy a scenic hike amongst one of the most breathtaking forests in North Carolina. Boon Chesson, private landowner and advocate for the longleaf pine, and Nell Allen, Associate Curator of Conservation & Research at the NC Zoo, will guide you through the largest stand of old growth Piedmont Longleaf Pine in North Carolina, offering unique insights and an extraordinary experience for you and three others. Learn about what makes this forest so special to the state while taking in magnificent scenery and enjoy a picnic lunch with knowledgeable guides and friends. This opportunity will allow those passionate about conservation, our state, and natural beauty to learn about and enjoy this beautiful forest in a truly unique experience.

Want to learn more about this forest? View the links below:
Crystal Cockman’s Article for UNCC UI
NCDENR’s write up about this forest

This Silent Auction item is generously offered by Nell Allen and Boon Chesson.

SEPT 12 NARROWS/FALLS RESERVOIR TRIP CANCELLED

Looking for adventure this summer? The LandTrust is excited to introduce a new program for water lovers and recreation enthusiasts alike! Our Summer Paddle Series is designed to showcase valuable waterways and paddling opportunities in our region of the Piedmont.

Each month, The LandTrust will lead a paddle down a different river. Each paddle will start at 9am and take approximately 2-4 hours. The LandTrust will provide shuttles between take out and put in spots.

Join us for one or all of the paddles! See links to detailed descriptions of the courses at the bottom of this page. RSVP required, even if you have your own boat. Fees for the Paddle Series are below. Become a member of The LandTrust to get a reduced rate!

Members:

  • free if you have your own boat!
  • $35 per kayak
  • $40 per tandem kayak or canoe

Non-members:

  • $10 if you have your own boat
  • $45 per kayak
  • $50 per tandem kayak or canoe

Fees must be paid at the time of RSVP to secure your spot (link to payment page can be accessed through the RSVP form). We will not be accepting payments on the day of the paddles.

Email Alicia at alicia@landtrustcnc.org or call 336-633-0143 with questions.

These paddles will qualify for the Paddle Challenge! Sign up for the Paddle Challenge, complete 8 qualifying paddles, and receive a commemorative badge. Learn more about the Paddle Challenge

Check out pictures of previous paddles led by the LandTrust!

Rocky River description
Mountain Creek description
Daniel Boone Heritage Canoe Trail description
Narrows/Falls Reservoir description CANCELLED

http://landtrustcnc.org/2015/summer-paddle-series/

Uwharrie Trailblazers Birkhead East Hike to Camp 3 and Cedar Rock Mountain - POSTPONED

Due to possible inclement weather, this hike has been postponed. Date TBA.

 

Meeting Place: 3760 High Pine Church Rd Uwharrie National Forest Asheboro, NC 27205

We’ll park at the address above. If there are more than six cars expected we may set up a car pool from the Food Lion on NC 49 at US 220. This property was almost a sub-division and saved by the Land Trust and now turned over to the WRC. The sub-division road cut will be our way in to camp 3. We can hike to camp 3 over to the Doud mines then over to Cedar rock mountain. We’ll then return cross country to the abandoned road and return.

This hike is mostly abandoned road bed, unmaintained trails and cross country. It’s not much more difficult than just a walk in the woods.

Bring lunch and the other essentials.This hike is suitable for most hikers and is around 6 miles.

Contact me so I will have a headcount. David Craft Chsyhkr@gmail.com, 336-686-1888

Earth Day Jam 2015

Earth Day Jam will be held on the weekend of April 17-19, 2015!

We are very excited about expanding EDJ into a three-day festival that will draw an even larger community of people to honor the Earth and enjoy a weekend of music, arts, education, and fellowship. This year’s event will also celebrate the 20th anniversary of The LandTrust for Central North Carolina. Susan Cloninger has generously donated the use of her facility, Dark Before Dawn Farm, a 16 acre horse facility on 7th Street Extension in Salisbury. This beautiful property has plenty of rolling pasture to accommodate music, camping, vendors, and field games for children.

Last year’s EDJ drew roughly 1,000 people to create a community with a common intention of respecting the Earth and natural resources. This year we will add weekend passes that will include music on Friday night and a Sunday Morning Acoustic Coffeehouse. Camping will be included in the weekend pass ticket.

Money raised will directly benefit the LandTrust, whose efforts have conserved 24,000 acres of farms, forests, lakes and streams, natural areas, open spaces, wildlife habitat and historic places in the piedmont of North Carolina. EDJ is also an educational event that offers the public an opportunity to meet experts in the areas of sustainable farming, local foods, wildlife, recycling, solar energy, bee keeping, medicinal herbs, nutrition, natural healing, and more. With over 40 vendor and educational booths, EDJ showcases the wares of many local artists and craftspeople. EDJ is very family friendly, with a variety of kids’ activities and field games that encourage active play in the outdoors. EDJ is a music lover’s paradise. Last year we hosted 16 bands that played on 2 stages, for a day of continuous music that covered a span of genres.

For general information, ticket prices and updates, please visit the Earth Day Jam website by clicking here.

Uwharrie Trail Thru Hike 2015

The Land Trust for Central NC is excited to announce the dates for our third annual Uwharrie Trail Thru Hike backpacking trip, which will take place on May 28 – 31, 2015!

Have you heard of the Uwharrie Trail? At 40 miles, it is the longest single-track footpath in central North Carolina. The LandTrust and other conservation partners have been working for the past 20 years to reconnect this trail, and thanks to these efforts it can now be hiked in its 40-mile entirety. This Uwharrie Trail is known for its cultural and natural significance, including such unique features as old gold mines, rare plants and wildlife, ghost stories, and more. Join us for an awesome backpacking trip through some of the oldest mountains in the world, as we pay tribute to the trailblazers and uncover the secrets of the past.

This is a backpacking trip, so everyone will be responsible for bringing and carrying their own gear and food. We will have water filters, maps and navigational aids, and a first aid kit. The thru hike will go from south to north again this year, and we provide transportation back to the start (Wood Run Trailhead on Highway 24/27) from the end (Tot Hill /Talbott’s Branch trailhead on Tot Hill Farm Road). Campsites will be near roads, so if you are interested in joining in for only a portion or in slack packing, that is an option but you must arrange for your own transportation. If you are not able to join in for the hike but would like to participate as a trail angel, please let us know (and thank you!).

There is no required fee to attend the thru hike, but a suggested donation of $30 includes a cookout the last night and a commemorative thru hike tee shirt. We are also in need of trail angels to help out with logistics. You’ll receive a free tee shirt for helping. Any additional donations will go directly towards our work reconnecting the trail and are fully tax deductible.

The hike is four approximately 10-mile days with camping at established camps with vehicle access: Yates Place, Jumpin’ Off Rock, and the McArthur Trailhead. We will send a more detailed map of the route closer to the date along with some final information and details. Youth must be 16 or accompanied by an adult. All participants must sign a liability release form.

Thanks so much for your interest and support of The LandTrust and the Uwharrie Trail! We are looking forward to and hope you can join us for another great thru hike adventure!

And if you missed the video from first hike, you can check it out here and see how much fun we had!

Please call our office with questions (704) 647-0302 or email alicia@landtrustcnc.org for more information and to sign up.

 

3rd Annual Uwharrie Naturalist Weekend 2015 - May 9th and 10th

Hosted by The LandTrust for Central NC and NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Location: 860 Low Water Bridge Rd, Troy NC 27371

Guided Nature walks, Hikes, Canoe Trip, Camping

 

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina and staff from the North Carolina Museum of Sciences are hosting our 3rd annual Uwharrie Naturalist Weekend on May 9 and 10, 2015 – a weekend of nature exploration in the Uwharries. This naturalist weekend is the only one of its kind in the area and showcases the 1,300-acre Low Water Bridge Preserve on the Uwharrie River.

Scarlet tanager at Low Water Bridge Preserve. Photograph by Crystal Cockman.

Scarlet tanager at Low Water Bridge Preserve. Photograph by Crystal Cockman.

The first year we hosted the event, more than 50 folks came out and over the course of the weekend we spotted more than 20 bird species, at least 14 species of wildflowers in bloom, and 6 amphibian and reptile species, including one large timber rattlesnake! Last year was equally exciting and this year promises to be the same, as we will have John Gerwin, ornithologist at the N.C. Museum of Sciences in Raleigh, with us again, leading hikes in the morning and afternoon on Saturday – pointing out unique bird species by sight and sound along the way. This is the prime of birding season for neotropical migrants, so participants will see birds like red-eyed vireos, ovenbirds, summer and scarlet tanagers, prothonotary warblers, and more. John will talk about his research banding and tracking these birds in the Uwharries and Central America.

New this year, we will also have local rattlesnake expert, Zach Orr with us on Sunday. Zach describes himself as “a country boy that’s had a life long passion for critters, especially pit vipers or crotalids.” Most of his time has been spent tracking and monitoring all three of NC rattlesnake species along with copperheads and cottonmouths and various other snake species from VA to GA, residing in NC and keeping up with den and timber rattlesnake populations and identifying their habitat in the Uwharries since 1993. On the side in his spare time he has been expanding Randolph Rattlesnake Refuge and Research Center, where he does various programs and educational outreach workshops promoting conservation on native snakes for a variety of folks from schools, scouts 4-H, youth groups to safe handling workshops for emergency workers and game wardens along with housing a variety of snakes, several of which are rescues or confiscations from various areas in situations where individuals did not have the permits to possess them.

Uwharrie River photographed by Crystal Cockman.

Uwharrie River photographed by Crystal Cockman.

At the event there will be morning and afternoon hikes each day, starting at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hikes will also feature discussions on native plants and any reptiles, amphibians or other species found along the way. There will be an option to camp on Saturday night and a late evening hike as well, listening for owls and nightjars. The event can be enjoyed for one or both days, as hikes will take place on different trails.

The event also includes a canoe trip on Saturday afternoon at 2pm and thanks to Boy Scout Troop 442 in Salisbury, we will have canoes for the first 30 people to RSVP. This usually fills up fast so if you want to join us please let us know soon! The float trip will also be open to anyone who brings a canoe or kayak.

The event is free but you must sign up. To RSVP please call or email Crystal at 336-633-0143 or crystal@landtrustcnc.org.

Check out this recap and picture gallery from our amazing adventures at last year’s Uwharrie Naturalist weekend.

 

Stargazing Campout - POSTPONED

Stargazing Campout on the Capel Property

With almost 100% chance that there will be cloud cover, and 40-50% chance of rain from various weather predictions, The LandTrust has decided to postpone the camping and stargazing event originally slated for tonight. We will post more information soon about a make-up date for this event. Please call The Land Trust office in Salisbury (704) 647-0302 or Asheboro (336) 633-0143 with additional questions. Thanks as always for your support of The LandTrust.

 

Join The LandTrust as we camp out and star gaze August 12 in the beautiful Uwharrie Mountains!

This is said to be the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year occurring around August 10-13.

This meteor shower consists of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, and the Perseids are named after the constellation, Perseus, because it lies in the same direction as it.

Gather with us for a nature walk on our beautiful Capel Property during the afternoon, and stay for a cookout and camp out as we watch the meteor shower from one of the best places to view it around.

The Stargazing event will be on our Capel Property which is is at approximately 380 Dennis Road, Troy NC. There’s a yellow gate there into the property and we will have land trust event signs directing you there. We’ll have a nature walk and campout.The walk will begin at 3pm, cook out around 6pm.

Bring your own camping gear and join us for this great event on a truly unique property. If you have your own canoe or kayak, there is access here to paddle on the Uwharrie River as well. Please RSVP to Crystal at crystal@landtrustcnc.org.

RiverDance 2014!

RiverDance 2014
August 9th, 2014

The theme for RiverDance 2014 is Local Farms, Local Foods, Local Spirits. We have planned a terrific event featuring music by a group from Union County, The Flatland Tourists, catering by Morgan Ridge Vineyards, along with local chefs who will be preparing the meal using locally sourced products. In keeping with the tradition of RiverDance, our notable beverage selection will focus on local brews, Yadkin Valley wines and North Carolina produced spirits. Poppin’ John’s Homemade Ice Cream from Albemarle will be on hand with their unique “hit n’ miss engine” ice cream churn for a cool, summertime dessert.

RiverDance is The LandTrust’s premiere fundraising gala event which takes place at the historic Salisbury Depot. Join us for great food, music and more, and help us as we raise funds for land conservation in our region. Mark August 9th on your calender and make plans to attend. Contact Joe Morris, for more information at joe@landtrustcnc.org or 704-647-0302. This is the end of summer event you won’t want to miss!

Buy your ticket online today!

http://landtrustcnc.org/riverdance-2014/

 

 

Earth Day Jam 2014

 

Earth Day Jam 2014
Saving Grace Farm
May 3, 2014 at Saving Grace Farm in Salisbury, NC

A music and arts festival, and fundraiser to benefit the LandTrust of Central NC and Saving Grace Farm to raise awareness in music appreciation, therapy, and youth in arts; and to raise awareness in land preservation, conservation, recycling, energy efficiency, nutrition, local farming, homesteading/sustainability, and more. Informational booths, education, local artists and businesses, kids activities, music, food, brews and wine, and more!

Visit the Earth Day Jam website and buy tickets online here: http://www.earthdayjamnc.com

 

Contacts:
Stacey Carter
Ashley Honbarrier

https://www.facebook.com/EarthDayJam

RiverDance 2013!

 

 RiverDance 2013!
Save the Date - August 17th!
7:00pm until midnight

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina’s annual summer soiree RiverDance is set for Saturday, August 17th at 7:00 PM until midnight at the Historic Salisbury Train Station. The immensely popular Chatham County Line will be performing their distinct brand of American Bluegrass. Fresh-off of performing this spring at Merlefest and opening for Lyle Lovette, CCL is certain to delight the discerning music lover.

While the event serves the LandTrust’s primary fundraiser and celebration of our conservation success, RiverDance is also a great way to wind down the summer season with a top-notch band, ample refreshments, excellent food, and the exceptional company of people who are dedicated to preserving the places we love!

 

Now you can buy your tickets online!


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Address to mail tickets to:




If you purchase tickets online, please email or call Development Director Joe Morris with your address at which to mail tickets at joe@landtrustcnc.org or 704-647-0302. Tickets are limited, so call now to secure your place at this outstanding dinner and dancing event.

New Year’s Work Day at Spencer Woods

New Year’s Work Day at Spencer Woods

We hope you can join us for our New Year’s Work Day at Spencer Woods, from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 1st. Please bring your own shovel, rakes, mattocks, bow saws, etc., if you have them but will also have some tools available for you to work with. Bob Pendergrass will be the coordinator for the work day. If you have any questions please e-mail Bob at Bob.Pendergrass@rowancountync.gov or call him at (704) 216-7819 (office) or 704-639-8833 (cell).

Start Time: 01:00
Date: 2013-01-01
End Time: 04:00

LandTrust Hosts Wildlife Ornament Making at The Art Station in Salisbury

LandTrust Hosts Wildlife Ornament Making at The Art Station in Salisbury

Location: Historic Salisbury Depot
Date: December 1, 2012
Time: 01:00pm - 03:00pm

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina will hold its annual wildlife ornament making party at the The Salisbury Art Station in the Historic Salisbury Depot, 215 Depot Street in Salisbury, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st. Children will make environmentally friendly ornaments that provide food to wildlife to hang in their own yards. Treats will be served. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. No RSVP is required.

“The LandTrust’s annual ornament making party is a wonderful way to celebrate the gift of nature during the holiday season,” says Jason Walser, executive director at The LandTrust. “Over the past several years, this event has become a favorite for many of our supporters and their families. This year we’re especially excited to be sponsored by Jessica Buckwalter and The Salisbury Art Station, a great venue for this annual event.”

Wildlife friendly materials such as bird seed, bread, peanut butter and pine cones will be available for children, young and old, to make ornaments.

For more information about the event, please contact Andrew Waters at 704-647-0302 or andrew@landtrustcnc.org.

LandTrust Hosts Wildlife Ornament Making at The Art Station in Salisbury

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina will hold its annual wildlife ornament making party at the The Salisbury Art Station in the Historic Salisbury Depot, 215 Depot Street in Salisbury, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st. Children will make environmentally friendly ornaments that provide food to wildlife to hang in their own yards. Treats will be served. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. No RSVP is required.

“The LandTrust’s annual ornament making party is a wonderful way to celebrate the gift of nature during the holiday season,” says Jason Walser, executive director at The LandTrust. “Over the past several years, this event has become a favorite for many of our supporters and their families. This year we’re especially excited to be sponsored by Jessica Buckwalter and The Salisbury Art Station, a great venue for this annual event.”

Wildlife friendly materials such as bird seed, bread, peanut butter and pine cones will be available for children, young and old, to make ornaments.

For more information about the event, please contact Andrew Waters at 704-647-0302 or andrew@landtrustcnc.org.

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