Untouched Cabarrus

Find yourself in a field of breathtaking prairie land on this week's CTW


June 2, 2014 -- This week, CTW is at Suther Wet Prairie getting a closer look at this stunning natural setting. Piedmont prairie communities were common prior to European settlement and are a part of the natural history of the southeastern US. Most have disappeared due to agriculture and development over the last 300+ years, but small remnants still exist.
Suther Wet Prairie is one of over two-dozen state-designated significant natural heritage areas that the Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District work to conserve and preserve. The land is a part of a nine-acre habitat that has been in the Suther family since the 1700’s. Hundreds of species of vegetation have been identified, including unique vegetation eco-types such as Indiangrass, Big Bluestem Grass, Canada Lily and the beautiful white Atamasco Lily.
The Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District provides conservation assistance to many private, working-farms. They exist to encourage informed and responsible use of land and natural resources, offering organized conservation to the area for over 75 years.
For more information on Suther Wet Prairie, other natural heritage areas, or the Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District call, 704-920-3300 or visit www.cabarruscounty.us/Conservation.
Watch this week's episode of the CTW for details on the following events and programs:
  • Summer Reading Program, June16-August 9, All four branches of Cabarrus County Library
  • 4-H Summer Camp, June 29-July 4, Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center
  • There's an App for That, June 11, Harrisburg Library
  • The Basics of Home Canning, June 12, Cabarrus Cooperative Extension
  • Building a Better Resume, June 12, Kannapolis Library
  • Father's Day Bear Hunt, June 12, Concord Library
  • Join Team Zooniverse, June 16, Harrisburg Library
  • Cabarrus Ducktona Dash, June 7, Frank Liske Park
  • Fizz Boom Read: Robots Everywhere, June 17, Kannapolis Library
  • Joe Diffie Concert, June 7, Veterans Park
  • Thursdays on Main Lunchtime Series - Soundbarrier, June 12, Veterans Pak
  • Thursdays on Main Evening Series - Coconut Groove Band, June 12, Veterans Park
  • Union Street Live, June 19, Downtown Concord
  • The Hunger Games, June 13, Village Park
  • Fizz, Boom Read: Color Chaos, June 19, Mt. Pleasant Library
  • Fizz, Boom, Read: Amazing Engineering, June 19, Harrisburg Library
  • Healthy Twist on Summer Cookout Favorites, June 17, Cabarrus Health Alliance
  • Art Walk, June 20, Downtown Concord
  • The Drummond Will Film Screening, June 20, Davis Theatre
  • NAGA Grappling Competition, June 7, Cabarrus Arena
  • High School Graduations, June 13-14, Cabarrus Arena
  • FY15 Budget InformationBudget Information