Catawba Lands Conservancy’s Inaugural Pop-Up Picnic

Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail are excited to host the first annual Pop-Up Picnic, presented to the community by Wells Fargo. This event will support and raise awareness of both organizations’ missions. The Picnic will feature live music, local craft beer and picnic baskets provided by local restaurants while highlighting our connection to local food and the importance of conservation.

Save the date for Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. The picnic is open to everyone! It will take place on the Band shell island in Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC. Parking will be available at 1900 East Boulevard.

Pack your own picnic meal, purchase dinner onsite from the Mayobird food truck or pre-order one of the few remaining gourmet picnic baskets prepared by top Charlotte restaurants. To pre-order your picnic basket, visit Basket sales will close April 23 at 11:30 p.m. All the proceeds from the picnic basket sales benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail. 

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. beer and wine from Arthur’s Restaurant will be available for purchase. There will be a concert by Asheville bluegrass band The Greenliners. Additionally, REI will be leading some family activities and offering free bike tune ups – a great reason to ride your bike on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway to the event!

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About Catawba Lands Conservancy

Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is dedicated to saving land and connecting lives to nature, and is one of 24 land trusts serving North Carolina. CLC protects more than 15,000 acres of land and serves Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg and Union counties. CLC is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities it serves by protecting clean water, wildlife habitats, farmland and natural open spaces for public benefit. CLC is also the lead agency for the Carolina Thread Trail, an initiative focused on linking more than two million citizens with hundreds of miles of trails through 15 counties in North and South Carolina. For more information, go to:

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