June 10th: Hands of a Sportsman Youth Day – Hands of a Sportsman is an organization founded with a mission to conserve the outdoorsman heritage. HOAS is hosting their Youth Day in Anson County on June 10th. They will select 30 kids and invite them down for a day of activities including fishing, hunter safety, introduction to archery and a shed hunt. If you’re interested in participating click here and sign up for the event! There are limited spots available so the sooner you sign up the better.
- Time: 12:00
- Where: Cuddy Farm Rd. Wadesboro, NC 28170
June 10th: Annual Meeting – Attend our annual meeting to learn about the LandTrust and hike / paddle with the staff to fulfill a ‘LandTrust Sponsored Conservation Event’.
- Time: 1:00
- Where: 49104 Morrow Mountain Road, Albemarle, NC
June Activities at Lake Norman State Park – Lake Norman State Park is hosting a wonderful array of outdoor activities throughout the month of June for all ages. Activities include trail walks, canoe trips, star gazing, fishing, and everything in between! The events are usually led by park rangers and most are free but some may require pre-registration. For more information call 704-528-6350 or click here and check out everything Lake Norman State Park has to offer.
- Time: Park Summer Hours are 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Where: 759 State Park Road Troutman, NC 28166
The North Carolina Butterfly Highway – The NC Wildlife Federation will provide free seeds and signs to any Leopold Society group interested in creating a pollinator garden and joining the North Carolina Butterfly Highway. More information can be found here.
Doug Vernon & Amy Bowman – Doug and Amy are Greenhouse and Outreach Specialists at NCSU PHHI (Plants for Human Health Institute). They’re located at the NCRC (North Carolina Research Campus) in Kannapolis, NC. Their mission is to assist schools in developing and using school gardens as a learning lab. If you’re interested in utilizing their expertise contact The LandTrust staff and we’ll facilitate an introduction.
Jenny Waisner – Jenny serves as the Environmental Education Specialist for Salisbury-Rowan Utilities and is looking for a group to participate in the 3rd annual strorm drain marker service project. This project will be an educational experience for Leopold Society members interested in learning about stormwater pollution and environmental engineering. She is also a liaison for the NC green schools certification program. If you’re interested in utilizing Jenny’s expertise or participating in her service project opportunity contact The LandTrust staff and we’ll facilitate an introduction.
Cedar Grove Retreat – An outdoor education and adventure retreat, owned and managed by our very own board member Lenny Stallings, that can be scheduled for Leopold Society groups. More information can be found here.
Richard Childress Racing Museum – The Richard Childress Museum (located in Welcome, NC) is not only a monument to Mr. Childress’ legendary racing career but is also dedicated to his other passion – wildlife and land conservation. The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the North Carolina Wildlife Habitat Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited are all showcased there along with many neat animal mounts. Visit the RCR museum and complete the scavenger hunt (found at the front desk) to fulfill an “independent conservation activity” requirement.
S&S Outdoors – Sloan and Samantha Williams are two young women who combined their love for hunting and the outdoors with their love for dogs to form S&S Outdoors – a premier hunting dog training organization based in Mooresville. The award winning sisters are some of the best dog trainers in the area, excellent role models for young women passionate about the outdoors, and are eager to share their knowledge and expertise with the next generation of conservationists. More information can be found here.
If you or your Leopold Society group is interested in participating in any conservation-based activity (whether it is listed above or not) contact Sam Parrott, our membership and outreach associate, who will work to connect you with local conservation experts.
Sam Parrott | Membership and Outreach Associate | 704-647-0302 | firstname.lastname@example.org