By Sandy Sweitzer
With as much rain as we’ve had this winter, it seems only right to be talking about water in this issue. As a supporter, you know that one of the main reasons TLC does land conservation is to safeguard clean water. Even a humanities student like me understands how forests, wetlands, and elds slow down runoff (unlike concrete or a building), giving water time to filter gradually through the soil.
Last quarter we hired four smart new staff and closed on almost 300 acres, among other things. And there are almost 1,000 acres of projects in the pipeline for the next year. I can’t tell you much yet, but one of those projects will add 60 acres to the Brumley preserve and another will protect almost 300 acres adjacent to Falls Lake! Stay tuned for more details in coming months.
This frenzy of activity is helping us reach our aggressive conservation goals to conserve 25,000 acres by 2025.
This is a tall order we’ve created! We’re committed to protecting the lands you love forever, so present and future generations benefit from the careful balance of rural and urban landscapes that makes our region extraordinary. Healthy land means healthy water, people, and communities. Wild and working lands that are protected, where all people and nature connect and thrive, are central to an increasingly healthy and vibrant Triangle.
Springtime will find our new employees continuing to settle into their new positions. We look forward to seeing the ways in which they will blossom and lead us to be a fuller, stronger land conservancy.