TLC welcomes two new AmeriCorps members
This month, our new CTNC AmeriCorps members Kayla Ebert and Elena Peterman start their terms! Kayla will be working on environmental education and outreach as our Community Outreach and Engagement Associate, while Elena will be focused on engagement at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. In June, we bid farewell to CTNC AmeriCorps members Dymond Generette and Elicia Senff, who are both doing exciting things in the Triangle.
Watch Conservation Conversations to learn about TLC’s work
After everything shut down, we worked hard to start a new webinar series, Conservation Conversations. We now have a great video library showcasing TLC’s work and our partners’ work. If you’ve ever wondered if you can take your kids backpacking, what regenerative farming has to do with conservation, or all the steps required to protect land, you can learn about these topics and more at triangleland.org/conservationconversations.
Record number of TLC Hiking Challenge finishers
It’s been incredible to see so many new entries in the TLC Hiking Challenge in 2020! Through July, 364 people enrolled in the challenge and completed 440 hikes — almost double the number who participated in the same period last year! All of our preserves have seen record use during this time.
Brogden Bottomlands named Wetland Treasure
The 1,120-acre Brogden Bottomlands, TLC’s largest land project ever, was named a Wetland Treasure by the Carolina Wetlands Association. The property is situated along the Neuse River and is home to a massive floodplain that helps reduce flooding and filter stormwater runoff. TLC protected this property in October 2019.