Matt Rutledge

TLC receives $100k Grant from Recreational Trails Program

October 9, 2017

Recently, TLC received some good news involving our next nature preserve that will open to the public, Walnut Hill, a 405-acre property in Wake and Johnston Counties that is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Raleigh. The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federal grant program that is disbursed through the states, in this case, […]

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TLC receives recognition from Grand Trees of Chatham

March 27, 2017

On Monday, March 21, 2017, TLC received several awards at the Chatham County Commissioners meeting from Grand Trees of Chatham. Grand Trees of Chatham is a volunteer organization with the mission to increase public understanding and appreciation of Chatham County’s valuable and irreplaceable trees through an awards program and a public education program. TLC received […]

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Forest restoration + cages to prevent deer browse

February 15, 2017

TLC is working to restore several old agricultural fields on the Brumley property. The fields that lie within the Clean Water Management Trust Fund easement areas (within 300 feet of all streams) are being reforested to reduce nutrient runoff from these fields. TLC is working to eliminate invasive species in the fields and has planted […]

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Brumley Forest Restoration Work Continues

December 2, 2016

Red Oak Acorn, White Oak Acorn, and Hickory Nut TLC recently began forest restoration activities at the George and Julia Brumley Family Nature Preserve in Orange County. The long-term goal for these stands is to move away from a loblolly pine monoculture that has little benefit for wildlife, and rather promote a more mixed hardwood […]

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