HUNTERSVILLE – Maya Bergsman, 6, of Huntersville, is collecting spare change this month to donate to Catawba Lands Conservancy in honor of Earth Day.

This is the second year the Corvian Community School kindergartener has raised money for the conservancy.

In 2013, Maya and her family held a bake sale during the MacAulay neighborhood yard sale. Maya raised $35 before heavy rain set in. She hopes to double that amount through Coins for Conservancy.

Spare change can be dropped off at Dearness Gardens and Café 100 in Huntersville.

“I like to play in nature and ride my bike on the greenway,” Maya said. “ I also want to make sure there are enough trees for birds to build their nests.”

Catawba Lands Conservancy is the lead agency for the Carolina Thread Trail, a regional network of trails, waterways and conservation corridors across the Carolinas.

Nearby parts of The Thread include the Torrence Creek Greenway, McDowell Creek Greenway, and South Prong Rocky River and Davidson Greenway.

The conservancy also conserves land in the Southern Piedmont. Properties with a conservation easement include Bragg Farms and Gar Creek Nature Preserve in Huntersville.