Trail Tales from the Field

August 21, 2014

by Kyle Obermiller I want you to picture walking down a beautiful hiking trail through towering oaks, listening to the sweet sound of dozens of birds chirping to one another and watching squirrels chase each other around and around the trunks of the trees. The trail heads down towards a babbling brook, and in the […]

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My Daily Work on TLC’s Nature Preserves

July 23, 2014

by Kyle Obermiller Summer is in full swing and you know what that means. The Durham Bulls are aiming for the fences, friends and family vacation to the beach, and the lakes and rivers are full of happy paddlers and swimmers. Most prominently, Mother Nature has turned up the heat. “The Heat is On” has […]

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TLC Annual Report Videos: Highlighting our Mission

July 14, 2014

This year, TLC’s 2012-2013 Annual Report contains stunning videos to illustrate our successes and future commitment to the Triangle and our mission. Check them out by clicking the photos below, and join the conversation! Click here for the full Annual Report. Water Water is the most important element on earth. Without it, none of us […]

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Beginning My New Job at TLC

June 24, 2014

by Kyle Obermiller The alarm sounded at 6:45 on a cool Monday morning on the 19th of May. It was hard to believe a mere week before, my friends and family gathered at PNC Arena for NC State’s 2014 graduation ceremony. I knew I could walk with pride knowing my future would start just nine […]

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Comfort: A Taste of Spring Greens

April 30, 2014

It's the time of year when our Farmers Markets hold longer hours, and the variety of produce becomes increasingly diverse after a long winter of comforting root crops. There's no better time to taste the delicate leaves of spring salad greens — from romaine to butterhead to leafy varietals — or bite into a crisp […]

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Protecting Clean Drinking Water

April 1, 2014

I live in Carrboro, and our drinking water comes from streams and rivers, like Cane Creek, and Bolin Creek, right near our house flows into Lake Jordan, a regional water supply. And this is true for many of us – the majority of Americans get their drinking water from surface water, including streams and rivers, […]

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Comfort: Spring Roasted Chicken

March 26, 2014

In just a few weeks, our local farmers markets will change from their winter to summer schedule! In Durham, April 5 will mark the new season with Saturday hours from 8am – noon and Wednesdays from 3:30 – 6:30pm starting April 16. It's a wonderful time to check out the local produce and pick up […]

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Comfort: Hominy Bison Chili

February 12, 2014

A few years ago I took an epic journey to the Southwest – boarded a plane from Tampa to Chicago and then took the Amtrak Southwest Chief through America's heartland into Albuquerque, New Mexico. For two weeks, I traveled across the mystical lands of desert, buttes, canyons, and pueblos. In search of nature. In search […]

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New Farm Bill Signed by President – Conservation Update

February 8, 2014

  The Farm Bill, the massive federal legislation that funds everything from nutrition assistance to crop insurance to conservation, is being signed into law by President Obama today. Like any big piece of policy, there’s plenty of debate on the merits of the bill, which authorizes $956.4 billion over 10 years (see a good overview […]

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