Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) has received a $15,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation that will support TLC’s work to double the pace of conservation in our region by helping to educate more people through its popular Wild Ideas series on the importance of land conservation to provide their clean drinking water, locally grown food, and good health.
“We are pleased by Bank of America Foundation’s continued commitment to conservation and education,” explained Triangle Land Conservancy’s Executive Director, Sandy Sweitzer. “This funding will allow TLC to cultivate the next generation of conservationists, engage our community in conversations about conservation, and accelerate efforts to protect land in the Triangle region.”
“Bank of America is committed to environmental conservation and sustainability, as well as supporting community health and welfare initiatives. Triangle Land Conservancy’s mission and work is very effective at forwarding these priorities. Supporting TLC’s work aligns very well with our values as a company” said Chris Parker, Financial Advisor, Global Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch.
In TLC’s recently updated Strategic Action Plan, the organization aims to conserve 25,000 acres of land by 2025. Since 1983, TLC has permanently conserved 18,358 acres of land and over 138 miles of stream in the Triangle. The organization is motivated by current and projected population growth and inspired by the community’s enthusiasm for land, water, farm, and wildlife conservation work. The new strategic plan sets aggressive conservation and community engagement goals, with increased emphasis on safeguarding clean drinking water. Healthy land means healthy water, people, and communities.
Wild Ideas provides a dynamic, interactive venue for experts and the community to share innovative ideas on how to ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy the natural world that nourishes us in many ways – from fresh water to drink, to local food to eat, to beautiful places that provide calm in our busy world.
About Triangle Land Conservancy
Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) is a nonprofit organization 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 over 18,000 acres in the Triangle and manages 7 nature preserves that are open daily to the public. The newest of these preserves is Brumley Nature Preserve in Orange County.
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.