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  • Into the wild

    The Birkhead Mountains Wilderness, an hour's drive from Charlotte, is the only federally designated wilderness area in the North Carolina Piedmont. The LandTrust for Central North Carolina is hosting a long-distance hike starting at the northern terminus of the historic Uwharrie Trail on Saturday, November 20th. The hike will start from a newly opened parking area at the northern end of the Birkhead Wilderness Area off Tot Hill Farm Road, at the Talbot Branch Trail head. Learn how you can join this hike and experience the wild, just an hour away from Charlotte.
  • Environmental Quality of Life by the Numbers

    How do you paint a picture of the region’s progress on environmental issues? The Charlotte Regional Indicators Project does it by the numbers. “Environment” is one of several areas covered by the Indicators Project, and includes quantitative measures for air, water, and land. Specifically, the indicators include: unhealthy air quality days, vehicular emissions, water consumption, impaired streams, landfill waste disposal and developed acres.
  • The Surge in Free and Reduced Lunch Applicants in CMS

    Nothing is more heartbreaking than seeing a child go without. During tough economic times, more families and children must face their daily struggles with fewer resources. As the unemployment rate increased over the past several years, these struggles became more challenging and affected more people in the community. Last school year was no exception in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System (CMS). More children than ever applied for free and reduced lunch during the 2009-10 school year.