Free Tour of B. Everett Jordan Lake and Dam on September 10

Event:  Free Tour of B. Everett Jordan Dam and Lake
Date:  Saturday, September 10
Time:  10 am to 11:30 am
Location: Meet at the Jordan Lake Visitor Assistance Center on 2080 Jordan Dam Road in Moncure. For directions go here.

Registration: Contact CCCC at 919-545-8044

Description: Jordan Lake is one of the Triangle’s largest open green spaces, with 13,900 acres of lake and 32,868 acres that are managed for recreation and wildlife. Learn about the history of its creation, how the dam works, how drinking water is processed from the lake, what wildlife is common in the area, and the new hydroelectric project under construction.

Our guide will be Francis Ferrell with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Families with children are
welcome. Picnic tables are available so bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the outing.  Meet at the Jordan Lake Visitor Assistance Center on 2080 Jordan Dam Road in Moncure.

This event is part of the 2011 Exploring Nature in Chatham series sponsored by the Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) and Central Carolina Community College.  Register for this free event by contacting Central Carolina Community College Continuing Education office at 919-545-8044.  More information about this series here.

Chatham Conservation Partnership is a broad-based group of organizations and individuals with a common interest in conservation in Chatham County. Anyone with an interest in conservation is welcome to participate in CCP meetings and activities.  Formed in 2006, CCP’s mission is to develop and implement strategies for a community conservation vision that builds awareness, protection, and stewardship of Chatham County’s natural resources.  More information about CCP  and its recently completed Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Chatham County is available here.

Central Carolina Community College’s Ecotourism program offered at the Pittsboro campus is the first of its kind in the state, designed to prepare individuals for employment opportunities as ecological tour guides, interpreters, or entrepreneurs.  Ecotourism is travel to natural areas that focuses on local natural resources while also fostering environmental awareness.  For information about enrolling in the Ecotourism program, contact CCCC at 919-545-8044.