• 73°

Three Rivers Land Trust partners with Salisbury Academy to enhance wildlife habitat

Three Rivers Land Trust partnered with Salisbury Academy through the Land Trust’s Leopold Society Program to work with 75 children in the sixth through eighth grades to enhance wildlife habitat.

The students came to the Land Trust’s Point Property in Davie County with Shea Overcash, a middle school science teacher at Salisbury Academy. Land Trust staff met with them from 10:15 a.m. to noon, as students helped plant sunflowers by scattering seeds over five acres of field that had previously been disked. Planting sunflowers benefits songbirds, butterflies and other pollinators.

The Land Trust owns approximately 1,400 acres where the Yadkin and South Yadkin Rivers confluence. After planting sunflowers, the students were able to walk the property to see the variety of habitats, including hardwood forest to agriculture, that are present on the landscape.

“Providing a diverse matrix of habitats on one property allows a wide variety of wildlife to use the site,” states Conservation Lands Manager Cody Fulk.

The Land Trust’s Leopold Society is designed to enlighten youth participants from grades six to 12 on the natural world and conservation issues. Participants learn conservation techniques, outdoor skills, and hands-on natural resource stewardship and service by engaging in outdoor recreation and skill-building activities. The long-term goal of the program is to instill a lifelong love of nature in youth participants that will translate into positive action as adults.

To learn more about how you can get your school involved in the Leopold Society, or how you can support Three Rivers Land Trust, contact Michael Nye Fulk at 704-647-0302.



111 years after its dedication, ‘Fame’ hoisted away from West Innes Street

High School

Summer baseball: Late-blooming Street is on the road to success


Salisbury churches present nearly 200 gift bags to Rowan Sheriff’s deputies


“Fame” Confederate monument moved overnight


Sharon Randall column: Freeway to freedom


John Hood: Choice should guide school reopening

Granite Quarry

Granite Quarry discusses $100,000 rollover for Joint Police Authority


Downtown Salisbury Inc director resigns


Editorial: County health departments need additional test data


City to close streets overnight to move ‘Fame’ statue


Rowan 911: Over 100 fireworks-related calls around July 4


COVID-19 cases make substantial climb over previous two days


Police: No cooperation following weekend shooting


Blotter: Woman charged with drug possession


Daimler plant’s COVID-19 cases increase to 13


Summer baseball: Rowan County Seniors NC3 updated schedule

High School

NC3 baseball: Rowan strolls past Stanly

Ask Us

Ask Us: Do RSS students need to turn in old devices?


Political notebook: Heggins says state should pass Medicaid expansion, support HB 1075


Developers cancel long-delayed, $8B Atlantic Coast Pipeline


Harvick takes advantage of Hamlin’s crash to win Brickyard


Blotter: Man charged with breaking into 7 vehicles; man charged with drug trafficking


Two shot at party early Sunday


Blackman 60th Anniversary