Ten years ago, TLC moved into what has been our head office on Duke Street in downtown Durham. A lot has changed since then. As the Triangle’s population has grown, our team has doubled in size to meet the increased need for land protection, stewardship, outreach, and fundraising — including our finance and administration team — to support the growth vital to doubling the pace of conservation in our region.
The pandemic also highlighted the way we work; most of our land protection, stewardship, outreach, and philanthropy work is best done in the field and we are fortunate to have a great satellite office in the white barn at Williamson which was renovated and opened for staff just before the pandemic.
The land protection and stewardship staff working in Wake and Johnston Counties have really appreciated having a work site at a preserve.
With the cost of renting increasing and only a few employees using it as their primary office, it has become clear that having satellite offices and work from home options are the most cost-effective and efficient way forward. Beginning in May, we will not be renewing our lease on the Duke Street “main” office and have begun plans to renovate an old hunting lodge at Brumley Preserve to serve as a satellite office in Orange County.
TLC employees are empowered to maintain a schedule that best fits their needs while advancing the mission, and we are happy to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing commute times, too.
We are happy to announce that we found a new office right next door on Duke Street. Several TLC team members will continue to work primarily out of the white barn office at Williamson Preserve in Eastern Wake County and thanks to the AJ Fletcher Foundation, several staff work from a co-working office in Raleigh. For now, we ask that you update our mailing address in your records to Triangle Land Conservancy, P. O. Box 1848, Durham, NC 27702.