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86 Acres of Farmland Protected in Wake County

November 3, 2022

By Musolé Kambinda, Communications Manager Protecting farmland is crucial to sustain local food systems, habitats, and water. In September, Triangle Land Conservancy secured an 86-acre agricultural conservation easement on a farm in Zebulon in Wake County. “This was the first TLC farmland project in Wake County that matched Federal and State funding resources with local […]

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Árbol de Mimosa: especie invasora con flores hermosas

August 9, 2022

Article by Madeline Joslin. Translation by Laura Warman. Según algunas fuentes, André Michaux introdujo los árboles que hoy conocemos como mimosas o árboles de la seda a los Estados Unidos en 1787. Michaux, un botánico francés, se dedicaba a enviar plantas a Francia desde Norteamérica, así como a importar especies de todo el mundo a […]

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Mimosa Tree: beautiful in bloom, disruptive invasive

July 12, 2022

Some accounts say mimosa trees were introduced to the United States by French Botanist Andre Michaux in 1787. From his nursery in Charleston, South Carolina, Michaux shipped North American plants to France and imported species from around the world. Michaux brought mimosa seeds back to his nursery from Persia. However, the mimosa tree is native […]

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Leaving a Conservation Legacy

August 8, 2021

This summer our community sadly lost two long-term conservation advocates who devoted most of their lives to protecting the incredible natural resources of Wake and Johnston Counties and helped establish two TLC nature preserves. Betty Brandt Williamson (May 1, 1959 – July 31, 2021) was instrumental in the permanent protection of the Bailey and Sarah […]

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Key Line Design – Reshaping Future Farmland

May 20, 2021

At the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm & Nature Preserve in the Walnut Hill Historic District of eastern Wake County, you can lose yourself in the tranquil scenery, totally forgetting the state’s capital lies just 20 minutes west. This special place is more than a nature preserve and farm, though, it’s an integral piece in […]

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A season of change— and growth

May 12, 2021

As a supporter of Triangle Land Conservancy, you have likely heard of our goal to conserve 25,000 acres of land in the Triangle by 2025. It is a bold goal, and its magnitude is not limited to the size and scope of the acres protected— the public benefits of conserving land roughly equal to the […]

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Growth & Gratitude

April 9, 2021

For more than a year now, our Triangle communities, like people across the world, have faced challenging times. The months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a period of challenge and change, but also of resiliency and reflection. Over the last year, many people have discovered a deeper, more profound appreciation for […]

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Beavers: Ecosystem Engineers

April 6, 2021

Weighing in anywhere between 35 and 50 pounds, beavers are North America’s largest rodent. In the 1800s, beaver fur was a valuable trade item that nearly drove the species to extinction. Thanks to restocking efforts in the early 1900s, beaver populations have fully recovered, and many landowners across the Triangle have been impacted by their […]

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A new season of growth on the farm

April 5, 2021

Along with Spring arrives abundant growth at Williamson Preserve! Visitors to the preserve will notice a flurry of activity as new farm projects break ground. As our dynamic community of farmers at the preserve grows, keep an eye out for new faces and exciting collaborations. There are also plenty of new happenings with our established […]

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