KVLT 25 th Anniversary Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars for a very special 25 th anniversary annual meeting to be held on Sunday, October 15 at the Ivy Place in Van Wyck. We will have special guest speakers, the incredibly delicious bar-be- que of Dan “the Pig Man” Huntley and the wonderful beauty of the Ivy Place to help celebrate the land trust’s 25 years of conservation. The event will begin at 1:30 and will end around 6:00 p.m. following the BBQ dinner. Look for more details, including the afternoon’s agenda, cost and other details soon on the KVLT website and in the fall newsletter. For more information on the Ivey Place visit www.ivyplaceevents.com.
Lindsay Pettus Greenway Hike
On Sunday, October 29, we will hike a portion of the area that will become part of the Lindsay Pettus Greenway. Look for more details soon on this event on the KVLT website and in the fall newsletter.
Nitrolee History Hike
On Sunday, November 12, the land trust will sponsor a hike in Great Falls to the remains of the Southern Electro-Chemical Company or the Nitrolee Plant as it became known. The hike will be lead by KVLT Executive Director, Barry Beasley. KVLT is now the owner of this property on Fishing Creek. This plant was built by James B. Duke and William States Lee on the banks of the creek and was going to use an experimental technology to create nitrogen, which was desperately needed in the manufacture of fertilizer. The plant was completed in 1911. Come visit this beautiful property on Fishing Creek, see the ruins and learn the history of this fascinating, but short-lived facility. We will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the electrical substation on the right on U.S. 21, just after you turn off of Hwy. 200 after crossing the bridge below the Fishing Creek Dam. The hike will end around 4:00. The hike is limited to 30 people. Call the office (803-285- 5801) or email Barry Beasley at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more details about the hike.