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Catawba Lands Conservancy

Catawba Lands Conservancy

Published: March 11, 2020

Are you familiar with the Catawba Lands Conservancy? How about the Carolina Thread Trail?

Our upcoming library program will introduce both the agency and the trail, allowing the public to have a better sense of how lands are being preserved for future generations and how conservation fits into the region’s increasing pace of development.

Catawba Lands Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that gathers and manages parcels of land in perpetuity in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina, namely in Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and Union counties.

More than preserving land as an exercise in conservation, the organization also works to connect people to nature through the smart use of outdoor recreation, environmental education, and other touch-the-land-and-water programs.

This particular library presentation will look at the recent land acquisitions made by the CLC to boost the profile of the Carolina Thread Trail. The regional network of trails is designed for biking, paddling, hiking, and running, and it connects 15 counties in North and South Carolina. Currently, over 250 miles of Thread Trail are open to the public with 14 active corridors under development.

To learn more about the land acquisitions and the organization’s work, make sure to attend the informational program at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 17 at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library. The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library.