The Leopold SocietyBuilding the Next Generation of Conservationists
Three Rivers Land Trust developed The Leopold Society in response to the increasing alienation of today’s children from nature. The omnipresent “screen culture” that dominates the daily lives of children and teens, from the time they wake up until they go to bed at night, has led to a disconnect with the outdoor world.
To bridge this gap between youth and the natural world, Three Rivers Land Trust facilitates hands-on activities and projects for 6th-12th graders that are designed to teach conservation techniques, wildlife stewardship, and outdoor skills that they would otherwise miss out on. On a broader scale, our goal is to instill in participants a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors and a sense of social responsibility in conservation issues. Essentially, we aim to develop the next generation of conservationists.
Three Rivers works with schools across our region to enroll students into the Leopold Society. Each school has the opportunity to participate in a hands-on conservation project during the school year, facilitated by Three Rivers Land Trust.
Previous projects include:
- restoring a longleaf pine forest in Montgomery county
- planting hardwood trees along the Yadkin river to serve as a riparian buffer zone
- creating pollinator gardens around schools
- improving existing greenhouse/aquaponic systems at schools
Leopold Society memberships are $15 for youth participants. Grant opportunities are available to offset these costs and to fund conservation projects.
If you are interested in joining The Leopold Society or getting your child’s school involved, please contact Steely Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-647-0302.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting The Leopold Society and the next generation of conservationists!
Fred and Alice Stanback
Bill and Nancy Stanback
Rotary Club of the Sandhills
204 East Innes Street, Suite 120
Salisbury, NC 28144
.8 * Join us October 9th at 9:30am as we paddle Tuckertown Reservoir.
Three Rivers Land Trust In September 2019, Phase I of the Alcoa Lands Project was completed. Phase I conserved 2,463 acres and 45 miles of shoreline along High Rock Lake. Now with the closure of Phase II Tuckertown, this project has conserved over 4,800 acres and 76 miles of shoreline along the Yadkin-Pee Dee. Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River, is known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water resource for North Carolinians.
To celebrate this momentous achievement, the TRLT Paddle Club is hosting our next group paddle event in Tuckertown Reservoir on October 9th, 2021 at 9:30am. We launch from the Bringles Ferry Boating Access Area (3301 Bringle Ferry Road) and Paddle to the Flat Creek Access (450 Wildlife Access Road). This paddle is 3.8 miles and will take the group about two and a half hours to complete.
We encourage paddlers to organize their own shuttles. Limited shuttles will be available, but must be prearranged. Please contact email@example.com
Have your own Equipment? Already a TRLT Paddle Club Member? Then register below and join us at no cost! We look forward to paddling with you!
Row Co River Adventures will be providing kayak rentals for this event:
Single Kayak Rentals $35
Double Kayak Rentals $50
*All Rentals Include Paddle and PFD*
All Proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Land Trust and each rental includes a TRLT membership! To book a rental please contact Row Co Directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or if you have questions, please email Nicky at email@example.com Hope to see you there!
Length of paddle: ~4 miles
Difficulty level: Easy