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September 8, 2017
witch hazel

Found in the Field: Witch Hazel

(Hamamelis virginiana) Depending on whom you ask, this shrub is the first or last plant to bloom in our area. The bright yellow, spider-like flowers, which […]
August 3, 2017
Sean Bloom and Sam Kirk visited the Viles Preserve in Catawba County, upper South Fork River. The creeks shown here are tributaries of the South Fork.

Stewardship is Forever

Stewardship resembles a marriage. Except marriage is only “’til death do us part.” Stewardship is forever. It takes a lot of work and sometimes multiple years […]
June 6, 2017

Haywood Rankin Receives NC Land Trust Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The North Carolina Land Trust Council awarded Haywood Rankin its Lifetime Achievement Award in Hendersonville on May 24. Haywood Rankin has been the driving force in the protection […]
January 12, 2017
Sally's YMCA and Catawba Springs Trail - This is the waterfowl impoundment accessible by footbridge

A Little Rainfall Goes a Long Way

Catawba Springs Preserve, a 136-acre preserve that is a part of the Forney Creek Conservation Area in Lincoln County, safeguards both water quality and wildlife habitat. Two […]