Bringing Creeks Back to Life

January 23, 2014

Last weekend I enjoyed running the Little River trail run, a great event put on by the Trailheads at Little River Regional Park. It was a cold and crisp day, the trails winding by the river and throughout the natural area. As pretty new staffer here at TLC, I was especially proud given TLC’s work […]

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Enacting Dr. King’s “Beloved Community”

January 15, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned a community where people have reconciled their differences, equal justice is afforded to all, and individuals have the ability to reach their full potential. The path leading us to this “Beloved Community,” as he called it, is a path of service, for in serving one’s community, economic and social […]

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Restore Conservation Incentives

January 6, 2014

To ring in the New Year, TLC protected nine additional properties around the Triangle Region in 2013. These conservation projects include 113 acres on the Andrews Farm and another 150 acres near the Rocky River, both in rapidly developing Chatham County. Conservation funding was provided from a variety of state, federal and private sources, greatly […]

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A Hearty Recipe: York Place Winter Roasted Vegetables

December 4, 2013

With the coming of winter, I often reflect on family traditions — both those that continue and those that are sadly but a memory. I was recently strolling through a farmers' market, looking to make a hearty dish, and stumbled upon the strange looking but flavorful celeriac root ball. It through me back to a […]

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Late Fall at Temple Flat Rock

February 7, 2013

It was a beautiful clear day when we visited.  The sunlight lit up the fluffy seed heads and dry grasses in the field.  We visited the new native plants — planted thanks to Raleigh Charter High School.  They look healthy and settled, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed! The granite rock faces were surprisingly green […]

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Check TLC’s new i-phone app for Swift Creek Nature Preserve in Wake County!

August 24, 2012

Looking for a backyard escape this weekend?  Check out TLC’s new free i-phone app for Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve in Wake County.  TLC has just released its third trek in a series that provides “more to explore” for visitors of all ages with beautiful hi-resolution images of plants and animals, streaming video/audio, GPS mapping […]

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Rhodies in full bloom at Flower Hill Nature Preserve!

May 8, 2012

Last week TLC led an outing to our Flower Hill Nature Preserve and caught the Rhododendrons  (Rhododendron catawbiense) at their peak.  Participants were in for a special treat as botanists Donna Wright and Tom Wentworth co-led the outing.     The Rhododendrons were in full bloom and Donna and Tom pointed out numerous other natural wonders, […]

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A year after the tornadoes, life returns at They’s Farm

April 16, 2012

Today marks the year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that hit North Carolina in 2011.  One of TLC’s easements, the They’s Farm was hit hard by the tornado last year.  Leigh Ann Hammerbacher and intern Alyssa Krag-Arnold visited the They’s farm for TLC’s annual monitoring on Friday.  They were both amazed at how much work […]

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Weedwackers plant over 500 trees and shrubs at Irvin Nature Preserve

April 5, 2012

As part of NC invasive species week, TLC volunteers and staff planted over 500 small shrubs and trees along a creek at the Irvin Nature Preserve. Many familiar faces came out for the day inlcuding several orginal Weedwackers.  The Weedwackers are an ongoing TLC volunteer group that is working to tackle invasive species across the […]

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