Friends of Crowders Mountain https://friendsofcrowders.com Preserving Crowders Mountain State Park Wed, 27 Mar 2019 14:19:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 Earth Day at Crowders Mountain State Park https://friendsofcrowders.com/earth-day-at-crowders-mountain-state-park/ https://friendsofcrowders.com/earth-day-at-crowders-mountain-state-park/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 01:47:39 +0000 https://friendsofcrowders.com/?p=1180

Hello Friends!

The Friends of Crowders Mountain will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 9am to 12 noon.
Hiking stick demonstrations and other nature themed activities for the entire family.

All are welcome!

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Prescribed Burns At Crowders Mountain State Park https://friendsofcrowders.com/prescribed-burns-at-crowders-mountain-state-park/ https://friendsofcrowders.com/prescribed-burns-at-crowders-mountain-state-park/#respond Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:53:33 +0000 https://friendsofcrowders.com/?p=1164

Burns taking place now through April

Hello Friends!

The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns at Crowders Mountain State Park from early March through April. According to Park Superintendent Glen George, the specific dates of the burns will depend on local weather conditions.

The prescribed burns will be conducted in sections totaling approximately 200 to 600 acres at the park’s Sparrow Springs Access Area. Some visitor areas and trails may be temporarily closed during the prescribed burns. Prescribed burns are used as a resource management tool in many locations by the state parks system. Some plant communities and animal species rely on periodic fire for their existence. The prescribed burns also reduce the amount of potential wildfire fuel and help protect a park’s resources and neighboring landowners if lightning, arson, or carelessness sparks a wildfire.

In order to minimize smoke and assure the fire is controlled, the prescribed burn will only be carried out under strictly defined weather conditions of a fire management plan. On the selected day, the burn will begin in the late morning and will likely end by mid-afternoon.

To view and/or download the official notification, click the button below.

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Trail Work Day – Saturday, March 9 https://friendsofcrowders.com/trail-work-day-saturday-march-9/ https://friendsofcrowders.com/trail-work-day-saturday-march-9/#respond Sat, 09 Mar 2019 01:30:59 +0000 https://friendsofcrowders.com/?p=1153

Hello Friends!

Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. will hold a trail work day this Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC.  Litter pick up volunteers are also needed.  Tools, drinks, and snacks will be provided.   See facebook.com/FriendsOfCrowdersMtn or www.friendsofcrowders.com   If you have questions, please contact park office at 704-853-5375.   

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