The ceremony, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., will serve as a dedication for the area’s newest preserved park land.
“The Abersham purchase is a rare opportunity to preserve a unique site for natural resources protection and passive recreation,” said Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Director Jim Garges. “With this purchase, over 600 acres are within the new park area. The Trust for Public Land was an active partner in the purchase and we appreciate all the work they did.”
In addition to the dedication, the ceremony will feature family activities including nature hikes, bird hikes and educational sessions focusing on local wildlife.
Directions: From Main Street in Davidson, proceed east 0.6 miles on Concord Road. Turn left onto Grey Road for 2.8 miles and continue past the first entrance to Abersham. (Grey Road becomes Greystone Road at the Iredell County line.) Take a slight right at Shearer Road for 0.1 miles. Right at the main entrance to Abersham (Pleasant Garden Drive).
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This activity supports Mecklenburg County’s strategic goal to improve/expand parks, open spaces, greenways and recreational activities.
Leo Caplanides at 704-432-0376 (Office) 704-307-3787 (Cell) or Leo.Caplanides@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov