Save the Date for Exploding Canons: Under the Lake on Oct. 21

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Save the Date for CTI’s Exploding Canons: Under The Lake event on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at Davidson College’s Lilly Gallery (Chambers Building), sponsored by Duke Energy. This installment of CTI’s flagship speakers series explores the changing social and physical landscapes of Lake Norman and its profound effects on our region, with a diverse group topics and experts including:

  • Lake Norman: Powering the Region — Steve Jester, Vice President of Water Strategy, Hydro Licensing and Lake Services, Duke Energy
  • Stories from Under the Lake — Jan Blodgett, College Archivist, Davidson College
  • Making Room for Nature in Man-Made Environments — Rebecca McKee, Davidson Impact Fellow, Catawba Lands Conservancy
  • From River People to Lake People: Place & Identity in the Lake Norman Area — Jeff Michael, Director, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
  • Lake Norman: A Catalyst for Growth — William J. “Bill” McCoy, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, UNC Charlotte

David Martin, professor of economics and environmental studies at Davidson, will serve as moderator.

The original “Under the Lake” project began with Davidson College archivist Jan Blodgett who collected oral histories and stories about the people connected to Lake Norman to mark its 50th anniversary. Lake Norman was created in 1963 with construction of Cowans Ford Dam, a Duke Power hydroelectric project initiated to provide power, flood control and recreation along the Catawba River, and today also helps cool the McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville.

The event opens with a reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the speakers’ presentations and panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Please REGISTER HERE in advance.