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TLC receives recognition from Grand Trees of Chatham

March 27, 2017

On Monday, March 21, 2017, TLC received several awards at the Chatham County Commissioners meeting from Grand Trees of Chatham. Grand Trees of Chatham is a volunteer organization with the mission to increase public understanding and appreciation of Chatham County’s valuable and irreplaceable trees through an awards program and a public education program. TLC received […]

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for George and Julia Brumley Family Nature Preserve

March 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chris Fowler Communications Manager 919.908.0056 | Triangle Land Conservancy Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 613-acre Nature Preserve George and Julia Brumley Family Nature Preserve in Orange County Durham, NC (March 21, 2017) – Triangle Land Conservancy announced today that it will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 21st, 2017 […]

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Happy Birthday, TLC Americorps!

March 14, 2017

Spotting a large, decaying log just off the trail during our nature walk, I stopped walking and directed the kids to gather around. I asked them why fallen trees are important in a forest, expecting to hear silence or an answer like “they’re good for firewood!” However, the kids interrupted each other in their excitement, […]

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Rx Fire

February 15, 2017

On February 2, 2017, TLC preformed a prescribed burn at Temple Flat Rock Preserve. Much of the North Carolina landscape and natural habitats that we know and love are historically dependent up on natural fire regimes, but over time, these natural regimes have been suppressed to minimize damage to life and property. Prescribed burning is […]

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Forest restoration + cages to prevent deer browse

February 15, 2017

TLC is working to restore several old agricultural fields on the Brumley property. The fields that lie within the Clean Water Management Trust Fund easement areas (within 300 feet of all streams) are being reforested to reduce nutrient runoff from these fields. TLC is working to eliminate invasive species in the fields and has planted […]

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MLK Day of Service 2017

February 10, 2017

On January 16th, we hosted a volunteer workday for the MLK Day of Service. We had just over 70 volunteers come out for the morning hours on an unusually warm January day. I want to send a special shout out to the students that joined us from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, […]

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Brumley Forest Baltic Porter

February 3, 2017

The bottle release party for Fullsteam Brewery’s fantastic new brew (full disclosure: we’d think it was awesome even if we didn’t receive a portion of every bottle sold) took place on January 29th, 2017. Our friend Stacey Sprenz documented the day–big thanks to her for sharing these images. Bottles of the Brumley Forest Baltic Porter […]

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Birds for Beginners

January 30, 2017

A flash of brown in the undergrowth. There it goes, maybe flying into the branches of a tall Loblolly Pine? No, wait, it’s disappeared – I take my binoculars away from my eyes and scan the forest. Everyone is looking into the brush when a yell off to the right draws our attention; the thrush […]

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Johnston and Wake conservation in the news!

January 19, 2017

People are hungry lately for good news. We’ve got it! Check out the links below for TLC’s recent coverage: Walnut Hill on the front page of the N&O The Farm at Lake Benson on the front page of the N&O WNCN’s Walnut Hill story N&O’s Walnut Hill video Check our events page for opportunities to […]

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Reimer Nature Preserve Expansion

January 15, 2017

Triangle Land Conservancy closed on its last project of 2016 on Dec. 29. The 39.5-acre Reimer Nature Preserve Expansion is a beautiful mix of upland forest and riparian areas. The property contains two headwater streams of the Little River and over 750 feet of frontage on the South Fork of the Little River. In total, […]

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