Duke Energy Foundation awards TLC 40k

December 1, 2016

DEF 40k Check Presentation

Duke Energy Foundation awards Triangle Land Conservancy $40,000 at check presentation ceremony at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve in Chapel Hill on November 30, 2016. L-R Christine Wilson, Sandy Sweitzer, Indira Everett

Triangle Land Conservancy announced today that it has received a $40,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation that will support programs to continue and improve TLC efforts to provide under-served commu­nities with regular opportunities to enjoy and explore nature. The funding will also help to expand TLC’s popular Wild Ideas series to reach larger audiences.

“We are grateful for Duke Energy Foundation’s commitment to environmental access and education,” explained Triangle Land Conservancy’s Executive Director, Sandy Sweitzer. “This grant will allow TLC to get more people outside with programs that inspire a love of the outdoors and a spirit of exploration.”

The grant will support Get Wild! Programs and the Wild Ideas series. Get Wild! provides parents and children with fun, interactive programs about the environment on TLC preserves across the Triangle. The Wild Ideas provides a dynamic, interactive venue for experts and the community to share their innovative ideas for how to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and connect people with nature.  These are just two of the many programs TLC offers to make the Triangle a more vibrant place for all of us to live, work, and play.

“Science education and environmental stewardship are two critical focus areas for Duke Energy,” said Duke Energy’s Indira Everett, district manager for government and community relations. “The Triangle Land Conservancy emphasizes both with these programs, and we’re happy to make this opportunity available for children and their parents to get outside, learn and have fun.”

Triangle Land Conservancy strives to create a healthier and more vibrant Triangle region by safeguarding clean water, protecting natural habitats, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people with nature through land protection and stewardship, catalyzing community action, and collaboration. Since 1983, Triangle Land Conservancy has protected nearly 18,000 acres in 166 places across the six counties of the Triangle.

About Triangle Land Conservancy

Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) is a nonprofit seeking to conserve the wild and working lands in the Triangle that make it a great place to live, work, and play. Since 1983, TLC has protected nearly 18,000 acres in 166 places.

Quality of life is a key reason that families, employers, employees, and retirees choose the Triangle as their home. The region will continue to develop as an estimated 1.3 million people move into our six-county service area within the next three decades.

TLC is committed to working with individuals, businesses, and government partners to balance this growth with open space preservation for the long-term sustainability and health of our local communities. We are also dedicated to the stewardship of our conserved lands in perpetuity, forever protecting the public benefits they provide, including clean water, natural habitats, farms and food, and access to nature. For more, visit www.triangleland.org.

 About the Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of the communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. The Foundation annually provides more than $30 million in charitable grants, with a focus on three areas: K to career, the environment and community impact. For more information, visit https://www.duke-energy.com/community/duke%20energy%20foundation

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