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  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - Davidson Lands Conservancy

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    Davidson Mayor, John Woods, was on hand for the ceremonies.
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    (lft-rt) Davidson Mayor, John Woods, Bill Latham, Jim Fuller and Michele Houck release a red-shouldered hawk at Davidson Lands ConservancyÕs Green Day festival.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - Davidson Lands Conservancy

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    (lft-rt) Davidson Mayor, John Woods, Bill Latham, Jim Fuller and Michele Houck release a red-shouldered hawk at Davidson Lands ConservancyÕs Green Day festival.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - Davidson Lands Conservancy

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    (lft-rt) Davidson Mayor, John Woods, Bill Latham, Jim Fuller and Michele Houck release a red-shouldered hawk at Davidson Lands ConservancyÕs Green Day festival.
  • Lake Norman Magazine Social Scene - Davidson Lands Conservancy

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    (lft-rt) Davidson Mayor, John Woods, Bill Latham, Jim Fuller and Michele Houck release a red-shouldered hawk at Davidson Lands ConservancyÕs Green Day festival.
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    Great applause accompanied the hawk release at the Davidson Lands Conservancy's Green Day Festival.
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    The day started early with the Run for Green 5K, 10K and 1/2 marathon. The races attracted 776 registered runners. The family friendly event also included entertainment, music, food, massages and stretching for runners, and activities for children.
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    Betsy Seymour stopped to talk as she made her way through the crowd, little red wagon in tow, overflowing with Davidson Garden Club plants.
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    The Davidson Village Inn provided free pedacab rides for visitors throughout the day.
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    The Community School Choir performed at the festival.
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    Libby Mack shared tastes of their very local honey from 'Charlotte Very Local Honey'.
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    Davidson College's Herpetology Department had a living exhibit which included, Ralph, a very well behaved Black Rat Snake.
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    Davidson Day School Science Teacher, Vicki Carbone, and her 6th grade volunteers educated and entertained visitors with information about the school's award-winning participation in the Adopt-a-Trout program, the first-in-the-area school hydroponic garden, and the bottlecaps recycling program.

Green Day Festival

By Laura Mueller

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2011

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Laura Mueller

Lake Norman resident Laura Mueller has been a photojournalist for more than 25 years, doing work for The Charlotte Observer, The Duke Endowment, Lake Norman Magazine, SouthPark Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post and many other publications. Her many awards have included being named NC Press Photographer of the Year. Find her at www.lauramuellerphotography.com.

Bill soared from a box into sweeping branches of the large Oak that shades Davidson’s Village Green. The flight of the Red-shouldered Hawk, named in honor of Bill Latham, created a moment of awed silence in the crowd followed by heartfelt applause.

The 9:45am release by the Carolina Raptor Center served as the official kick-off to the Davidson Lands Conservancy’s Green Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17th.

Davidson Lands Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust that works with landowners to save land in the Davidson area in order to preserve a healthy, natural environment for future generations.

The day started early with the Run for Green 5K, 10K and 1/2 marathon. The races attracted 776 registered runners. The family friendly event also included entertainment, music, food, massages and stretching for runners, and activities for children.

The Green was home to a sea of more than 30 booths representing environmentally friendly businesses and nonprofits. Over 150 volunteers came together to organize and facilitate the day.

Davidson College’s Herpetology Department had several of their mascots on hand including ‘Ralph’, a Black Rat Snake. Betsy Seymour stopped to talk as she made her way through the crowd, little red wagon in tow, overflowing with Davidson Garden Club plants.

Ingersoll Rand was the title sponsor of Green Day festival and Omega Sports was the title sponsor of Run for Green. The 7th annual festival and race raised an estimated $16,000.00 for Davidson Lands Conservancy according to Executive Director, Roy Alexander. “We’re very grateful to the community for their support. The day was a great success all around.”

For more information - www.davidsonlands.org or contact Davidson Lands Conservancy at DLCGreenDay@gmail.com or 704-892-1910.

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