35 years ago, a dedicated group of volunteers founded Triangle Land Conservancy. Two years later White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County became their first major land purchase project when they bought 136 acres in 1987. Today, TLC has conserved nearly 19,000 acres, and opened 7 public nature preserves. White Pines Nature Preserve is 270 acres now and just got an exciting update with additional trail miles and a canoe launch! 35 is a big birthday, let’s celebrate!
Our members are still at the core of what we do for the wild and working lands of the Triangle. You get the word out about land conservation, attend TLC events and bring your friends, champion conservation projects, and are our best ambassadors in the community. This year we are taking Membership Day back to Chatham County to thank you for all that you do and celebrate 35 years of improving lives through conservation!
We hope you will join us in Chatham for TLC’s Annual Membership Day! On Sunday, October 7th you will have 3 ways to celebrate:
- 2 PM A White Pines Member Walk to tread the new trails added to this ancient microclimate. Meet the White Pine trees that inspired the name and the staff members who make trail building possible! Click here to register.
- 4-6 PM A toast to TLC at the Lorax Lane Plant in Pittsboro with Chatham Ciderworks and Fair Game Beverage! Join us for refreshments, libations, updates about our work in Chatham County and our newly updated Strategic Action Plan. Please register below so we know how many to expect.
We have ambitious goals for the next 7 years, including conserving 7,000 more acres in the Triangle and we hope you will help us achieve them. We also want to toast the last 35 years of conservation work that put nearly 19,000 acres under permanent protection. Bring your favorite TLC memories because we’ll be gathering your stories for our archives. We hope all our hikers and paddlers will come to Lorax Lane after their adventures, dress is very casual.
We hope you can join us for the 2018 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!
These events are exclusively for TLC members. Not yet a member? Click here to join and attend Membership Day and other events throughout the year.