The Dirt Blog

Q&A with Aurelie Welterlin, a Brumley mountain biker

October 30, 2019

Aurelie Welterlin is a psychologist, mother, and nature enthusiast who loves to ride her bike. She grew up in North Carolina and travels the country photographing amazing hiking and biking destinations. She spoke with Triangle Land Conservancy about mountain biking at Brumley Nature Preserve. TLC is working on an expansion of the preserve. Learn more […]

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TLC saves 1,120 acres in Johnston County

October 15, 2019

JOHNSTON COUNTY (Oct. 15, 2019) — Triangle Land Conservancy helped save 1,120 acres just east of Smithfield on Tuesday with the purchase of Brogden Bottomlands, one of the largest unprotected natural heritage sites in TLC’s six-county region, with over two miles of frontage on the Neuse River along the future Mountains-to-Sea-Trail route. This property will […]

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Remembering Audrey Booth — A 2014 Q&A

October 13, 2019

TLC is saddened by the news that Audrey Booth, one of TLC’s best advocates, passed away on Sept. 29. She led the campaign to raise $3 million to purchase Johnston Mill Nature Preserve and served as a board member for six years. A tributary on the preserve is named Booth’s Branch in her honor. Below […]

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The Visitor

October 4, 2019

By Katie Henderson Note: The colors indicate the different color-coded blazes that mark the trail system. Left on blue. Left on white. Yellow, orange, yellow. Left on blue. Left on white. Yellow, orange, yellow. The mantra runs through my head as I twist and turn through the fresh oak forest. I could have printed the […]

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On the ballot: Town of Cary Parks Bond

September 26, 2019

Cary citizens — you have an opportunity to broaden the possibilities for land conservation in the town. On the ballot this election, the $112 million Parks Bond supports open space preservation, new parks, improvements to existing parks, and historic properties preservation. This bond will be important for future conservation projects. When there are more funding sources […]

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Land Trust Alliance Rally 2019 coming to Raleigh

September 17, 2019

Get ready Triangle — next month, more than 1,800 conservation professionals will be making their way to Rally Raleigh, where they’ll get to see the TLC projects and preserves our supporters made possible. The Land Trust Alliance (LTA)  annual conference, Rally, is the largest annual gathering of conservationists from the United States, Canada, South America […]

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Brumley Bridge is complete!

September 16, 2019

(All) the trails at Brumley North are once again open to the public! TLC is thrilled that the new bridge across Stony Creek at Brumley North is complete, and thanks to your generous support, we’ve raised almost half the funds needed for the unexpected $30,000 repair. Now that Brumley North trails are open just in […]

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New Faces, New Spaces

September 12, 2019

Our excitement is growing as work kicks into high gear at the Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill for the Grand Opening on April 25, 2020! We have welcomed the first farmers to the property through our partnerships with Wake County’s NextGen Farming Program and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and […]

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White Oak Greenway Acquisition

September 12, 2019

By Jack Blackmer Thanks to a donation from a generous family who loved their family’s land, there is a shady oasis in the midst of one of the most rapidly developing areas in Wake County that is now owned and protected forever by TLC! Totaling 24 acres of rich bottomland hardwood forest and wetlands teeming […]

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