The Dirt Blog

Thank You Park and Trail Staff!

July 1, 2021

Thank you to all the park and trail staff and volunteers that have helped keep our parks, trails, preserves and publicly protected lands safe, clean and open for people to enjoy this year. With the outdoors offering a safe way to connect with our family and friends, it’s no wonder that a record 19.8 million […]

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StoryWalks for the Great Backyard Bird Count

February 8, 2021

Looking for a fun, family-friendly, educational activity to get active and outside? We have got you covered! Through the end of March 2021, TLC is offering a StoryWalkTM at our Horton Grove and Bailey & Sarah Williamson Nature Preserves. The StoryWalkTM Program was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT as a fun and innovative […]

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TLC Seeks Land Trust Alliance Reaccreditation

February 5, 2021

Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent […]

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TLC parts ways with EarthShare NC

February 2, 2021

After more than 20 years, Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) has decided to part ways with EarthShare NC, a nonprofit helping North Carolinians support the environmental groups they value through workplace giving.  TLC has been extremely grateful for our partnership with EarthShare, who has helped us to connect with and steward many workplace donors and nonprofits with similar missions. However, as TLC continues to grow, it has become […]

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TLC welcomes 3 new staff members

January 12, 2021

We are delighted to welcome 3 new talented team members to our group of dedicated conservationists! Please join us in welcoming Diquan Edmonds, Brenna Thompson, and Jordan Iddings. TLC is lucky to have such a hardworking, dedicated, and skilled staff.  You can read the bios of our new staff and learn about and connect with […]

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574 acres protected since July

January 12, 2021

Between July and December 2020, TLC’s Conservation team has worked diligently to protect an additional 574 acres of land! In December alone, our team protected 399 acres through Conservation Easements, which are agreements that place legal restrictions on the property to permanently protect the natural resources and limit future development.  TLC staff monitors these eased […]

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Why does TLC close trails when wet?

January 7, 2021

Since 2017, TLC has been pleased to offer trails to the public for mountain biking as well as hiking at the George and Julia Brumley Family Nature Preserve and more recently in September 2020 with the opening of the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. The close proximity to the city centers has made it especially […]

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TLC members elect 5 first-term board members

December 15, 2020

The votes are in, and all five first-term board members have been elected! Congratulations to Rebecca Balter, Jenny Bo, Jamie DeMent, Anupama Joshi, and William “Skip” London! TLC is lucky to have such a hardworking, dedicated, and skilled Board of Directors guiding our work! Read the bios of our five new members below, and learn […]

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TLC Gift Guide

December 3, 2020

Some amazing local vendors and artists have made some products inspired by the nature around us in the Triangle! Shop local from Runaway Clothes (who are donating 5% of sales in December to TLC) and from Raleigh artist Autumn Cobeland, who painted four scenes from the new Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. As always, you […]

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Private Investment in Watershed Protection Advances Triangle Conservation Efforts

November 30, 2020

Private Investment in Watershed Protection Advances Triangle Conservation Efforts Novel partnerships and long-term collaboration enable the region to address watershed health North Carolina’s Triangle region (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Cary-Garner) is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. Rapid development threatens the forests, wetlands and grasslands that naturally protect drinking water supplies for 600,000 people in Raleigh, […]

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