EarthCam and the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists are proud to bring you a live streaming, bird’s eye view, of an osprey nest located on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC. This nesting platform, located in the shallow water surrounding a small wooded island, is one of over seven-dozen platforms constructed by the organization over the past decade through grants from the Catawba-Wateree Habitat Enhancement Program. LNWC is a community based organization established for the purpose of environmental education, appreciation of wildlife and natural history, and conservation of wildlife habitat and natural resources. Offering an opportunity to view an active osprey nest provides a unique educational experience to the public and is a testament to LNWC’s commitment to achieving the organization’s vision - to protect and enhance the natural resources and wildlife habitats of the greater Lake Norman area, for all to enjoy.
LNWC relied upon its vast network of people and organizations to bring a variety of skill sets and resources together to complete the project. The project was made possible thanks to the commitment and generosity of following community partners: Stutts Marina for providing sponsorship funding; Lancaster Docks for placing the poles and safely putting us in places out of our reach; Morningstar Marinas - Kings Point for donating the use of their double-decker rental pontoon; All Seasons Marina for making their facilities available as a staging area; and, last but not least, THANK YOU to LNWC volunteers, Terry Marr, Gene Vaughan, and Billy Wilson. Mother Nature made things a bit challenging as the ospreys arrived a bit earlier than anticipated, and the March weather has certainly been a lion, especially on the Lake with high winds, waves, rain, snow and ice - but the volunteer team persevered and completed the installation process despite the tough elements.
Please help spread the word about our effort to share this bird’s eye view of North Carolina wildlife in their natural habitats with the WORLD!
Projects, Programs, Events and Opportunities
Next Educational Program
The next library program will be held on Thursday, March 8th, starting at 7:00 PM at the Mooresville Public Library. Speaker Gene Vaughn of LNWC will discuss "An Alien Plant in Lake Norman Being Controlled by Alien Fish".
Hunters Offering Others Food
LNWC Hunters Offering Other's Food Program brings together farmers, sportsmen and community groups to sustainably manage white-tailed deer, reduce deer damage to crops, increase local farm and community revenue and provide hunter-harvested venison to local food banks and shelters.
Looking to Volunteer
LNWC has many volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Some are ongoing, while others only occur periodically. Follow us on our website, Facebook, and through email notifications to find out about these opportunities.
Join Our Leadership Team!
LNWC is seeking leaders to help us protect and enhance wildlife habitat in the Lake Norman region. There are a wide variety of opportunities available, ranging from leading a Bird House Build to building community support! Want to help? Contact President Billy Wilson at Billy.Wilson@LNWC.org or 704-675-2011.