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Branch out with Arbor Day celebration March 23 in Davidson

March 13. Arbor Day was launched in the United States in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska City, Neb. By the 1920s, each state in the United States had passed public laws stipulating a certain day for observances. —National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April; other states have […]

Lyngbya in lake adjacent to the 18th hole at The Peninsula Club

Full funding announced for Lyngbya eradication

Feb. 15. The community-organized Cornelius Water Project announced today that the 2024 Lyngbya Eradication Project for Lake Norman has been fully funded. Investments from Charlotte Water, the City of Charlotte, and Duke Energy along with Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg Counties have provided all the funding required for the 2024 treatments. Some $15,000 has already […]

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze

The Amazing Maize Maze is open

Rural Hill  will host its Amazing Maize Maze starting Sept. 11 with advance ticket purchase and masks required. You will navigate—or get lost in—seven acres of corn. The activity lends itself  to socially-distanced, outdoor, family friendly fun.  The corn maze will be open weekends starting Sept.11, weekdays starting Sept.14. The maze will be open until […]


NC Wildlife Federation gains national recognition

March 25. The NC Wildlife Federation is getting top honors from The Wildlife Society, a nationwide organization. In November, statewide group will receive The Wildlife Society’s Group Achievement Award. The NC Wildlife Federation has worked to protect North Carolina wildlife and habitat since 1945. “This award recognizes an organization or group that accomplishes outstanding achievements […]