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Beaty Park: Diamond in the Rough

by | Nov 23, 2020 | Davidson Lands Conservancy, News

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Volunteers gathered on Saturday, November 21, for a community clean-up at Beaty Park, Davidson’s emerging gem of a park and nature preserve. Hosted by Davidson Lands Conservancy and the Town of Davidson, this was the second community event at the park over the last year. [see Bill Giduz’s photos]

Dave Cable, DLC Executive Director, gathered volunteers to explain the project and their part in it. (Bill Giduz photo)

Forty-some volunteers from across Davidson—including a healthy contingency from the Community School of Davidson—learned about the history and plans for Beaty Park and the challenges of restoring the parkland after years of neglect. Saturday’s clean-up focused on removal of invasive plant cuttings along with trash and debris.

“We had a beautiful and productive day on the Beaty land—socially distancing while making great strides toward reclaiming it for the community to enjoy,” said Dave Cable, Davidson Lands Conservancy executive director.

Beaty Park—20 acres located just north of the village area along Beaty Street—is permanently conserved by the Davidson Lands Conservancy, which has led the work to remove invasive plants on site. Community partner Bartlett Tree Experts will chip, at no cost, the invasive plant cuttings removed by the volunteers.

Planning Beaty Park involves broad community engagement and collaboration, including garden design by the Davidson Garden Club. The Town of Davidson and Davidson Lands Conservancy are leading the efforts to steward and restore the land.

Visit Davidson Lands Conservancy to learn more about its mission, focused on four pillars of success: conserving and stewarding land, preserving trees, creating trails and greenways, and protecting wildlife habitats.

About 20 students from Community School of Davidson science class helped with the work. (Bill Giduz photo)

Some more CSD helpers (Bill Giduz photo)

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