Our #SpotlightOnCLT Great Outdoors series highlight today is all about the Catawba Lands Conservancy! We chatted with Jennifer Clark from CLC all about how this great nonprofit makes an impact right here in our backyard.
What would you like the community to know about the challenges your organization is trying to solve?
We conserve land in the beautiful Southern Piedmont of North Carolina. By conserving land, we are improving water and air quality, and protecting wildlife habitats, farmland and open natural spaces.
Open meadows, hardwood forests, working farms, bogs and marshes, streams, ponds, historical landmarks and breathtaking views — these features define the unique and amazingly beautiful character of our region.
What is your organization’s role in the community?
CLC is dedicated to helping balance the inevitable growth of our communities with the protection of those places that improve our quality of life, sustain our way of life and provide our communities with many ecological and environmental benefits.
As our landscape continues to change in the rapidly urbanizing Greater Charlotte Metro Region, the natural places we value as a community and define this region's character are steadily diminishing.
Catawba Lands Conservancy is your local land trust for the Greater Charlotte region of the Southern Piedmont of NC. We protect land from development and provide access to nature through our partner the Carolina Thread Trail.
About the image pictured above: This photo was taken at The Fork Farm and Stables in Stanly County, the largest property conserved by CLC (over 1300 acres). Photo credit Debbie Russell.
Contact: Jennifer Clark
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