Jim Hoffman, 704-829-1259, firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Updated on the Progress of the Thread Trail
BELMONT, N.C. Representatives from Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) and the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) will be on-hand Tuesday, August 7, noon - 1 p.m., at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to update the public on recent efforts to build a greenway along and near the Garden.
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With funding from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Catawba Lands Conservancy preserved 77 acres near the Garden on Lake Wylie in 2011, providing a protective buffer for more than two miles of shoreline. This acquisition marked the beginning of a partnership between the Garden and CLC -- lead agency for The Thread.
This parcel of land, known as Seven Oaks Preserve, will host a 2.3 mile waterfront segment of The Thread, connecting with the Garden. The planned trail near the Garden will be a key connection that is part of a network of Thread Trail segments that are built, or being planned, along the South Fork of the Catawba River corridor to connect trails in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Andy Kane, land stewardship associate with CLC and Randi Gates, community coordinator with The Thread will be available to discuss this project, its progress and future plans for The Thread.
For more information about this and other events at the Garden visit: http://www.dsbg.org/events.php
First Tuesday presentations are free with Garden admission. Admission for members is free; adults, $12; seniors 60+, $10; and children 4-12, $6. Guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. For more information, visit www.DSBG.org or call 704-825-4490.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the Carolinas Garden for All Seasons, provides guests a chance to reconnect with nature. Located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie, spectacular gardens, sparkling fountains, a conservatory dedicated to the display of tropical plants and orchids, a visitor pavilion, gift shop and nature walk await the visitor. HGTV named it one of the nations 20 Great Gardens and USA TODAY says the Garden is one of the nations best places to welcome fall with a flourish. Committed to the best in southern horticultural, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a must-see for all ages.
The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) is a 15-county, two state initiative designed to inspire and facilitate the creation and development of a regional network of trails, blueways and conservation corridors that would link more than 2.3 million citizens. With technical resources and catalytic funding from The Thread, local communities are planning and implementing their portions of this greenway-interstate system. The 15-county Carolina Thread Trail region includes Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties within North Carolina and Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster and York counties in South Carolina. Catawba Lands Conservancy is the lead agency for The Thread, which is working in partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas and many local partners. Currently 93 miles of The Thread are open to the public. For more information, go to: carolinathreadtrail.org.
6500 S. New Hope Rd. Belmont, North Carolina 28012
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