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TLC members elect 6 first-term board members

December 14, 2019

The votes are in, and all six first-term board members have been elected! Congratulations to Johnny Burleson, Marlena Byrne, Bert Fisher, Jay McLeod, Will Morgan, and Clarenda Stanley! TLC is lucky to have such a hardworking, dedicated, and intelligent Board of Directors guiding our work! Read the bios of our six new members below, and […]

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Giving Tuesday Success — Thank you!

December 4, 2019

Y’all are incredible — thank you to everyone who donated to TLC this #GivingTuesday! We are thrilled to have met and then exceeded both of our challenge matches: $10,000 from the Bates Foundation and $10,000 from Wind Point Foundation. Our supporters really brought it home for us by meeting our final challenge — $25,000 for […]

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Father and daughters share love for Brumley

December 2, 2019

Gary Decker is a “mountain biker down to his soul.” He has been riding MTBs (mountain bikes) for about 30 years and BMX before that. He loves nature, the outdoors lifestyle, and anything that gets the adrenaline pumping. He has three daughters who all love the outdoors and who all ride MTBs.  Gary and two […]

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Tips for year-end giving

November 19, 2019

For tax savings in 2019, you need to make your gift by December 31. Checks sent by mail need to have a December 31 postmark. Our address: Triangle Land Conservancy, 514 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701. TLC’s Tax Identification Number: 58-1514406 Gifts given online can be complete on December 31. Giving stock or securities that […]

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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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