The Dirt Blog

Heading Upstairs!

August 8, 2018

If you’ve visited the historic house Triangle Land Conservancy calls home, you may have noticed the Upstairs Downstairs motif we have cultivated. Downstairs you’ll find staff who make sure the bills are paid, the stories are told, the big picture taken, and memberships are renewed (is yours up to date?). Downstairs supports upstairs work. Upstairs, […]

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Dr. Phail Wynn Jr.

July 26, 2018

The Triangle Land Conservancy family is deeply saddened to learn of the loss of our friend and former board member, Dr. Phail Wynn Jr. His wisdom, generosity, and leadership will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. When John McAdams and I met with Dr. Wynn to invite him to serve […]

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10 DAYS OF TLC

May 31, 2018

We’re excited to announce that some very generous conservation leaders have issued an inspiring challenge to celebrate TLC’s 35th anniversary. Pam and Brad Hemminger and Murphy’s Naturals will match all donations between June 1st and June 10th  up to $35,000. Additionally, if we’re able to sign up 100 new members during the same 10-day period […]

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Land Trust Day 2018

May 14, 2018

On the first Saturday in June, businesses across North Carolina show their support for conservation by donating a percentage of their sales to local land trusts. Land Trust Day is a partnership between North Carolina businesses and our state’s 23 local land trusts. On the first Saturday in June, participating businesses display information about local […]

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Whole Foods Market 5% Community Giving Day

May 14, 2018

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, all six Triangle-area locations for Whole Foods Market donated 5% of net sales to Triangle Land Conservancy. TLC Board members, staff, and volunteers had a great time that day tabling at each of the stores throughout the day and met lots of new friends (and plenty of familiar faces too!), […]

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Prescribed Fire

May 8, 2018

By Walt Tysinger The first signs of a gentle northwest wind rolls across the tawny grass as forecasted, sending downy seeds floating into the cool morning air. The Burn Boss gives the order to light he southeastern edge of a large meadow at Temple Flat Rock, a TLC preserve in Wake County. Someone clad in […]

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Hidden Gem in the Eastern Piedmont

April 14, 2018

By Jack Blackmer “A Freak of Nature” Tucked away in the northeastern part of Johnston County along the border with Nash County is The Triangle Land Conservancy’s smallest nature preserve.  It is a hidden gem that is more reminiscent of the geology and natural habitats of the Appalachian Mountains.  This quiet little place is host […]

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5% Community Giving Program April 19th!

April 10, 2018

Join us at any Triangle area Whole Foods Market store on April 19th when 5% of net sales will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy. This is a great opportunity to create a healthier and more vibrant Triangle region with a simple trip to the grocery store. Additionally, TLC board members, staff, and volunteers will […]

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The Year of the Volunteer

March 2, 2018

In 1983, a group of dedicated volunteers decided to donate their time to the cause of conserving land for tomorrow in the rapidly growing Triangle. Today, their initial investment has grown into 35 years of high quality conservation work, over 18,000 acres of permanently protected land, and 7 public nature preserves with over 30 miles […]

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Wild Ideas for Clean Creeks

February 28, 2018

  Triangle Land Conservancy will host Wild Ideas for Clean Creeks on March 20, 2018 at ReCity in downtown Durham starting at 5:30pm. Community members are invited to come meet your creek and celebrate 10 years of watershed protection and collaboration while enjoying free local food and Durty Bull Brewing Company beer. Register online at […]

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