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Stream Restoration at Swift Creek Bluffs

May 17, 2024

Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve offers unique experiences for visitors to connect with nature in a rapidly urbanizing environment. Over the past few years, Swift Creek Bluffs Preserve has experienced stream blockage from fallen trees, leading to altered stream flow and eroding streambank. Thanks to North Carolina’s Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program, TLC will be conducting a restoration project to remove the blockages and restore the stream.

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Pints for the planet: Fullsteam lager supports TLC this Earth Month

April 12, 2024

This April, Durham’s own Fullsteam Brewery partnered with TLC to create a new Farmhouse Lager, as part of the Earth to Beer movement. This national initiative challenges brewers to craft a packaged beer that is better for the planet, and this year a portion of the proceeds from Fullsteam’s new creation will go to support TLC’s work to protect clean water, natural habitats, and support local farms in the Triangle.

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Small but mighty: Spring ephemerals in the Triangle

March 15, 2024

Spring ephemerals are a group of plants that emerge early in the spring and, as their name suggests, usually bloom and then disappear relatively quickly. As a group, these plants share a similar ecological strategy- just like the early bird might get the worm, by being the first to emerge, ephemerals are able to make the most of sunny conditions on the forest floor.

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The Language of Conservation: Easements

March 15, 2024

Triangle Land Conservancy offers a variety of conservation options for landowners who want to preserve and protect their land. This includes establishing conservation easements, a voluntary but legally binding agreement which allows the owner to remain in control of their property and use the land, sell it, or pass it on to heirs while forever protecting the land by limiting development.  

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Women Making History in Land Ownership and Conservation 

March 15, 2024

According to the Land Trust Alliance, programs and events across the country are addressing an important, and traditionally omitted or dismissed demographic: women with an active role in land conservation. This includes landowners, farmers, ranchers, foresters, as well as land trust managers and other conservation professionals. 

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Celebrate Black History Month at Catawba Trail Farm

February 16, 2024

Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is hosting a special Black History Month event at Catawba Trail Farm in Durham on Saturday, February 24th from 11 am to 2 pm. An open house for visitors to tour the gardens, trails, and historic structures, this celebration honors the rich African American history embedded in the land.

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Stewards in Action at Swift Creek Bluffs

February 15, 2024

Volunteers from Southern Wake Conservationists recently worked with TLC’s Patrick Boleman to remove Japanese honeysuckle at Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve to protect the beloved beech trees and other flora at this three-quarter-mile long preserve in the heart of Cary.

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Hiking with Black History at Horton Grove

February 12, 2024

Opened in 2012, Horton Grove Nature Preserve is TLC’s largest public preserve, with eight miles of walking trails and 708 acres of land. Throughout the preserve, you’ll find yourself immersed in diverse landscapes of forests and meadows, as well as a deep history from the land’s past. Horton Grove Preserve sits on land that was […]

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