on Apr 17, 2014 11:23 AM • Views 2002
Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.C. (April 17, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Greater Uwharrie Conservation  Partnership, is hosting a Nature and History Day at the Lost Town of Lawrenceville in Montgomery County on April 27 from 1-4 p.m.

The free event was scheduled originally for March 29 but was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be held at the Uwharrie Trailhead on Hwy. 24/27 approximately 10 miles west of Troy. Activities for nature enthusiasts of all ages have been planned, including a short hike where natural resource professionals will be stationed along the trail to provide information and answer questions about wildlife, native forest ecosystems, prescribed fires and invasive species.  

The hike is approximately ½ mile long and on fairly level ground, but the trail is not smooth enough for wheelchairs or strollers. For attendees who prefer a longer hike, staff will have Uwharrie Trail maps available at the event.

An archeologist from the U.S. Forest Service also will be on site discussing the rediscovery of the Lost Town of Lawrenceville, which served as the county seat for Montgomery County in the mid-1800s, before the seat was moved to the current location in Troy.

Staff will be giving away informational handouts on wildlife conservation, longleaf pine seedlings, buttons and other items to attendees.

For more information about the Nature and History Day, visit N.C. Science Festival’s website and click on Piedmont-Triad region to see a list of events.