TLC on track with more than 20,100 acres conserved
In order for TLC to conserve 25,000 acres by 2025, staff are hard at work closing conservation easements, applying for grants, and seeking out new properties. We ended 2019 strong with the conservation of 120 acres in Johnston County, and as of mid-February, we’ve conserved more than 20,100 acres!
Saying goodbye to George and Nate
In the first two months of 2020, we bid farewell to George Jones Jr. and Nate Burns as they started jobs at new places. George, former senior conservation manager, is now the executive director of Farmer Foodshare in Durham. Nate accepted a position at an electrical engineering company. We will miss them and wish them the best!
Eno-New Hope Connectivity Plan finalized
TLC was part of a collaborative effort to develop the Landscape Plan for Wildlife Habitat Connectivity in the Eno River and New Hope Creek watersheds. Local governments, conservation groups, universities, and ecologists identified areas where land protection is needed to help wildlife travel between these important watersheds. Habitat connectivity is critical for biodiversity, as it helps wildlife maintain their genetic diversity by finding food, water, and mates.
Upstream Matters campaign runs strong through first phase
TLC joined several local conservation partners to build support for protecting the Upper Neuse River. While this campaign specifically focuses on the Upper Neuse River Basin and City of Raleigh water ratepayers, we hope it will build awareness about the connection between land conservation and clean water in the Triangle.