The Dirt Blog

TriWild: Making a Difference, One Tree at a Time

January 13, 2023

When facing environmental challenges like climate change and disappearing habitats, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder if individual actions can make much of a difference. Triangle Land Conservancy’s TriWild volunteer program provides an opportunity that demonstrates the opposite: each one of us can have a big impact on restoring native ecosystems. Since its beginnings […]

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We’re on the move!

January 12, 2023

Ten years ago, TLC moved into the Duke Street office near sleepy downtown Durham. In the past three years, TLC’s staff has doubled in size as we have increased our land protection, stewardship, outreach, and fundraising efforts, as well as finance and administration team to support the growth necessary to double the pace of conservation. […]

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The Wondrous Woodpeckers of North Carolina

January 11, 2023

By Laura Warman, Grants Manager This month we are highlighting woodpeckers – a group of fascinating birds with amazing adaptations that allow them to do things that other animals can’t. The word “woodpecker” tends to invoke an image of a black and white bird with a red head (possibly in cartoon form) that uses a […]

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Two draft harnessed draft horses pulling a log.

Harnessing horsepower for land stewardship

December 9, 2022

Seeing a team of sturdy draft horses pulling a log down a forest path may invoke images of the old days before the advent of machines. Such was the sight recently at Three Bears, a TLC owned site in the Fall Lakes Watershed in northern Wake County. Our Stewardship staff enlisted the service of local […]

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Planting Pollinator Friendly Trees

December 7, 2022

This fall, volunteers and members of the Conservation Corps of North Carolina helped TLC with the first step in establishing a multi-dimensional pollinator habitat project at the Williamson Preserve. Together with TLC staff, the Corps members planted 400 hardwood seedlings over an acreage of open field. Once established, the woody plants, which include white false […]

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¡Estén atentos a las flores de hamamelis!

November 30, 2022

Por Laura Warman, Gerente de financiamiento Estamos a principios de noviembre y, aunque las hojas con colores otoñales son las estrellas de la temporada, todavía hay tiempo para encontrar flores en el bosque. Quizá conozcan el agua de hamamelis que se puede comprar en la sección de primeros auxilios o de belleza de una farmacia, […]

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Keep an Eye Out for Witch Hazel Flowers!

November 11, 2022

By Laura Warman, Grants Manager It’s early November, and although colorful leaves are the stars of the show, there’s still time to find flowers in the woods. You may know witch-hazel as a liquid you can by in the first aid or beauty section of a pharmacy – but did you know it comes from […]

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Kiosk sign saying you belong here overlayed in front of a flower meadow.

Tips for Year-End Giving

November 9, 2022

Here’s a quick thank you message to our supporters.   Tips for Year-End Giving For tax savings in 2022, you need to make your gift by December 31, which this year falls on a Saturday. Checks sent by mail need to have a December 31 postmark. Our address: Triangle Land Conservancy, 514 S. Duke Street, […]

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86 Acres of Farmland Protected in Wake County

November 3, 2022

By Musolé Kambinda, Communications Manager Protecting farmland is crucial to sustain local food systems, habitats, and water. In September, Triangle Land Conservancy secured an 86-acre agricultural conservation easement on a farm in Zebulon in Wake County. “This was the first TLC farmland project in Wake County that matched Federal and State funding resources with local […]

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