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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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We are TLC – Meet Margot Lester, TLC Volunteer!

February 8, 2024

Volunteers are crucial to what we do at TLC! In 2023, volunteers contributed close to 3,000 hours of their time participating in land restoration projects, conducting educational programs, leading nature hikes, and/or assisting with administrative tasks. Margot Lester has been volunteering with TLC for the past 9 months and assists in stewardship tasks and plans […]

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TLC partners with Wake County to preserve 125 acres of farmland in Wendell

January 19, 2024

A big win for farmland happened in Wendell with a 125-acre farm, one of the last remaining large farms in the area, being permanently protected. TLC partnered with the Wake County Board of Commissioners to place the property into Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Farmland Preservation Program. This conservation easement has resulted in the single largest dedication of funds for farmland preservation in the county, state, and one of the largest in the country. 

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Announcing the 2024 TLC Photo Challenge

January 17, 2024

TLC’s photo contest is back! After a year hiatus, we’re excited to kick off 2024 with this exciting challenge and see our nature preserves through your camera lenses. This year, our photo challenge will feature four categories that represent each of TLC’s four public benefits of land protection: safeguarding clean water, protecting natural habitats, supporting […]

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Keeping Pace with PINES Students

January 4, 2024

TLC’s Pathways Into Natural Environments and Science team has been in full force getting ready for the upcoming spring program, which begins this February. Read more to catch up with two program alums and learn about PINES’ latest award.

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A Wild and Working Decade: 10 Years with Sandy Sweitzer

December 4, 2023

Simply stated, Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer has delivered a decade of stellar service to TLC. She joined us in the summer of 2013 as Director of Development, a role she had deep background in and in which she immediately elevated our fundraising. In less than two years’ time, with the resignation of the then current […]

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Highlights from “Barrier Breakers” Field Trip for TLC Staff

December 4, 2023

TLC staff recently took a field trip to the American Tobacco Campus in Durham to see the “Barrier Breakers” exhibit brought to the Triangle by Resilient Ventures. Curated by the negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the exhibit highlights baseball’s integration pioneers along with obstacles players of color faced and how they overcame them.

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Celebrating TLC Staff: Matt Makes All Things Better

December 4, 2023

Every time you take a walk at Johnston Mill, White Pines, Horton Grove, or Brumley, you are seeing work from Matt Rutledge. Incredibly kind and generous, Matt teaches me the names of all the trees. Matt has walked hundreds of miles monitoring easements, led volunteer workdays, and created and rerouted numerous trails. He has also planted thousands of seeds and hundreds of plant plugs over the years to set the stage for improved habitats on TLC lands.

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