Danielle Herman

Tell us your Hike TLC experiences!

July 14, 2020

We want to hear from you — tell us your Hike TLC experiences! During this time of physical distancing, we’ve all realized more than ever the importance of community and of spending time in nature. For our Fall 2020 edition of Confluence, we want to share your stories! Tell us about or show us your favorite […]

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#HikeTLC: Beautiful photos from our nature preserves

July 13, 2020

Native wildflowers are blooming, fiddleheads are unfurling, and forests are growing greener from the ground up all around the Triangle. Nature heals. We are living in unprecedented times, and for many of us, a walk outside has offered more mental and physical relief than ever before. Our nature preserves remain open (going for hikes, walks, […]

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Conservation Conversations: TLC Board Happy Hour

July 9, 2020

During these special Conservation Conversations, TLC Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer spoke with board members Jack Blackmer, Marlena Byrne, Toni Wyche Jones, and Will Morgan about conservation in the Triangle; how TLC can continue to improve its diversity, equity, and inclusion work; and their favorite nature preserves. Our board members all have fascinating backgrounds, and they […]

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Conservation Conversations: Meet Your Watershed

June 25, 2020

What does land conservation have to do with providing clean water? Where does your water come from when it’s not raining? And how can you cool off in ponds, lakes, and rivers in the Triangle this summer? Joining TLC’s Senior Associate Director of Conservation Leigh Ann Hammerbacher are Matthew Starr, the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper with […]

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Conservation Conversations: National Trails Day

June 4, 2020

National Trails Day, which is the first Saturday in June, celebrates our public lands and trails! In this edition of Conservation Conversations, Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer starts off the webinar with a statement about TLC’s work to make the outdoors inclusive and welcoming for all people. Recent events have demonstrated that because of racism, there […]

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Land protection efforts are facing cuts in Orange County, and we need your help ASAP

June 4, 2020

Orange County’s Board of Commissioners is considering amendments to the county’s Capital Investment Plan that would postpone funding for the Lands Legacy Program and Conservation Easement Program for many years. This funding is critical to protect land, and Orange County’s program has served as a model for other counties in the area. Cutting this funding will make […]

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Conservation Conversations: Adventures on the MST

May 7, 2020

Adventures await on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, a 1,175-mile trail that stretches from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks! Friends of the MST Outreach Manager Betsy Brown shares resources on how to make the most out of your trip. TLC Director of Advancement and her family have been section-hiking the trail, and they share […]

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Conservation Conversations: Nature Needs TLC

April 23, 2020

TLC celebrated Earth Day (and a very successful TLC Giving Day!) with board members Mavis Gragg, Sam Cook, Marlena Byrne, and Sean Lilly Wilson! They joined Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer for a community conversation about conservation in the Triangle region. Learn what inspires them to volunteer for TLC and shape the future of conservation in […]

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