conservation

Celebrating a Second Year of PINES!

July 11, 2023

In May, our Pathways Into Nature and Environmental Science (PINES) program wrapped up their semester with our largest cohort of students yet! This year TLC was able to expand the program by welcoming 10 students from Knightdale High School to join us in exploring the outdoors, careers in conservation, and create community around learning and […]

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Spotting the Spotted Lanternfly

June 16, 2023

By Laura Warman, Grants Manager You might remember hearing about spotted lanternflies (SLF, Lycorma delicatula) in the news (or on this blog!) last year. These planthoppers feed on the sap of many species of plants and can have very negative effects both on crops and natural systems. Not only is their feeding detrimental to their […]

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Look out for these invasive worms!

June 16, 2023

By Laura Warman, Grants Manager As we near summer and start spending more time out on the trails and in the garden, it’s a great time to be on the lookout for invasive species. As a quick reminder – native species can also be unruly, aggressive, and unpleasant for us but they evolved here and […]

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TLC Protects More of Important Aquatic Habitat in Johnston County

June 12, 2023

TLC is excited to announce the protection of 17 acres along Middle Creek in Johnston County!  This purchase marks the first time since the Bailey & Sarah Williamson Preserve that Johnston County has directly funded a TLC project. Last year, Johnston County committed $625,000 to local land-protection efforts, which has allowed TLC and partners to […]

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TLC is everywhere!

May 2, 2023

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 […]

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TLC At 40: A Rich History and a Vibrant Future

May 2, 2023

As you read TLC’s first newsletter on our blog, you will see how much TLC and the region have grown and changed since 1983. You may also be struck by how much is still the same — from concerns about the rapid development of the region to our mission to protect natural and historic lands […]

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Wild I.D.E.A.S: Inspiring A More Vibrant Tomorrow

May 2, 2023

On February 15, over 375 people came to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for Wild I.D.E.A.s for a More Vibrant Tomorrow to learn and discuss how we can make the outdoors more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible for all. Attendees enjoyed engaging talks from four expert speakers and connected with representatives from 28 local […]

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Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit

May 2, 2023

Discovering Nature’s Hidden Treasures With TLC TLC Trail Guides Each spring and fall, TLC hosts a Trail Guide training for volunteers to become hike and program leaders. We have a wonderful group of 82 Trail Guides that lead most programs offered at TLC nature preserves. These intrepid conservation heroes lead groups of all ages on […]

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Conservation Education In Action

May 2, 2023

TLC’s Pathways Into Natural Environments and Science (PINES) program was developed to create opportunities for a diverse set of high school students to learn about conservation and natural resources. PINES launched in the spring of 2022 with five students from Knightdale High School (KHS) who enjoyed many hands-on experiences centered on the public benefits of […]

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