Join us as we help restore and revitalize native plant communities in Freedom Park. We will spend the morning primarily removing English ivy from the trees along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, part of the Carolina Thread Trail. Removing English ivy is crucial to maintaining the health of the trees and supports plant biodiversity which creates suitable habitat for wildlife. It also enhances the beauty of the park that so many of us enjoy. Children age 8 and up are welcome!
We will supply tools, but feel free to bring your own garden tools as well as work gloves, a hat, water, and snacks. We’ll work from 9am until noon. Contact Mary Lou Buck to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. You can view the waiver here:
Limited to 25 participants.
March monthly meeting change of venue.
Myers Park Baptist will be the venue for an important panel conversation about local and
regional environmental issues on Wednesday, March 25. Sponsored by the Ministry of
Faith Formation and the Earthkeepers Servant Leadership Group, this forum is free and
open to the public.
The conversation will be led by a panel of environmental experts and local leaders,
including Ernie McLaney, Deputy Director of Clean Air Carolina; Sam Perkins, the Catawba
Riverkeeper; Mary Newsom of UNCC’s Urban Institute, Dr. Mark Jensen of Wake
Forest University Divinity School, and Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter. MPBC’s own Chris
William will moderate the discussion.
Members of the panel will begin by speaking about current actions being taken to help
create a more sustainable Charlotte. Then they will respond to questions from the audience.
Please join us for this important forum on March 25 at 6:30pm in Heaton Hall.
The Myers Park Baptist Church is located at 1900 Queens Road, across from Queens University. Parking if free, as is the event.
Hope to see you there.
And note that our Feb meeting on the Catawba River that was cancelled due to the weather has been rescheduled for April 29.
David Robinson, Chair Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club
Park and Rec has cancelled all evening meetings in their facilities due to the weather. So NO Sierra Club meeting tonight.
Get some exercise, breathe in the fresh air, and get rejuvenated at Browns Mountain Outing on Sunday 2/15 at 10:00 A.M
This outing will be a moderate to strenuous 5 miles round-trip hike on a somewhat hilly trail. Browns Mountain is located in Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina, about an hour from Charlotte. It’s best visited during the winter when views from the mountain top are not obstructed by the tree canopy. We’ll meet at the park at 10:00 AM and should be done by 1:00 PM. Afterwards, you might want to take a walk on your own along the self-guided Battlefield Trail and also spend time in the Visitor Center to learn about this important Revolutionary War battle. Limited to 20 hikers.
All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver. You can view the waiver here: https://nc2.sierraclub.org/sites/nc.sierraclub.org/files/SignInWaiver%20with%20photo%20release.
You don’t have to print out the waiver. I will have one available for you to sign at trail head.
To sign up, please contact Thanh Huynh at email@example.com or 704-609-5940.
For a great mix of history and nature, come join us for a hike at the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, in Huntersville, NC, on Saturday, February 28th, 2015. We’ll be hiking 5.5 miles of the best trails on the preserve, that will include rolling hills, great views of the lake and a variety of wildlife and fauna that will fill your senses. We will be moving at a moderate pace but will be stopping for snacks and breaks along the way.
We’ll meet at the Visitor Center at 10:00 AM and should be done by 1:30 PM. Limited to 20 hikers. To sign up, contact Allison Pelphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the hike, for anyone who loves horses (like I do !), you can visit the Latta Equestrian Center located only a quarter mile past the visitor center. You can also check out the Bird of Prey Center and the Plantation house, also located on the preserve.
Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm, located within Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. It is Mechlenburg Countie’s largest nature preserve and protects over 1345 acres of natural communities. It forms a green peninsula extending into Mountain Island Lake, the drinking water source for over 800,000 residents in Mecklenburg & Gaston counties. This preserve has been acknowledged by the National Audubon Society due to its diversity in wintering water fowl, breeding and migratory songbird species and protection of the bottomland hardwood forests (threatened natural community in NC).
All participants on Sierra Club outings are required to sign a standard liability waiver which will be available at the trail head (no need for you to print it). You can view the waiver here: