Catawba Lands Conservancy


Dear Mr. McMKittrick;

I am writing on the heels of my October 2009 correspondence to offer the Conservancy’s continued support for the ReVenture Park project.

Catawba Lands Conservancy is focused on promoting both land conservation and the Carolina Thread Trail, and we are very excited about ReVenture Park’s planned conservation of the Long Creek riparian corridor and eventual development of the Carolina Thread Trail along the Creek. Conservation of Long Creek is a key priority of the Conservancy.

In addition, to the project’s conservation goals, we are supportive of re-use and clean up of the property and the application of innovative technologies in creative ways on the site. as you know, we have been pushing for a coordinated development plan with CMUD’s planned regional waste water plant to create an iconic pedestrian bridge across the Catawba. Re-Venture Park holds potential to be the demonstration hub of next generation land use for the region.

Re-Venture Park is a fabulous vision for the region and I commend you and your team on this project. Please let me know how the Conservancy can assist with this project as a partner. thank you in advance for your interest in conservation as part of the long term vision for ReVenture Park.

I appreciate your creative leadership of this important project, and for your interest in conservation and in the Carolina Thread Trail. Please let me know of any ways I might help.

Davis J. Cable
Executive Director

“Your plans for this site present a new model in eco-industrial energy parks... and we offer the support of our Board for your plans.” - NorthEndPartners
“Energy projects bring new investment and jobs to Charlotte USA and to the state of North Carolina that are environmentally responsible and technologically advanced.” - Charlotte Regional Partnership
“The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission is impressed with the ReVenture Project and endorses creative ways to clean up and the reuse of the EPA Superfund property.” - Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission
“The ReVenture Park is a unique vision for the region and the Commission commends your creative leadership on this project.” - Lake Wylie Marine Commission
“ReVenture Park has the potential to jump start development of green technology and creation of green jobs in our region and become a national model.” - Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce
“The Northwest Chapter is extremely supportive of the vision of ReVenture Park to clean up the former Clariant site and develop over 600+ acres for a clean energy park.” - Charlotte Chamber Northwest Chapter Board
“The ReVenture Park project is a model for a more sustainable future through renewable energy in its proposed biomass power plant, solar field, utilization of biosolids to keep them out of landfill, and general approach to waste stream integration and reduction.” - North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association
“Thank you in advance for your interest in conservation as part of the long term vision for ReVenture Park.” - Catawba Lands Conservancy