The Dirt Blog

10 Ways to Get a Child Outside this Week

September 20, 2016

September 24th -30th is Take a Child Outside Week, our annual reminder to take time to help kids appreciate nature. There are lots of good reasons to get kids outside. In fact, spending time outdoors is proven to support creativity and problem solving, help children focus in school, increase physical activity, and reduce stress. But […]

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A Conversation with TLC’s Summer Education Intern Dakota Oats

September 7, 2016

A Conversation with TLC’s Summer Education Intern Dakota Oats Dakota Oats spent this summer helping kids create construction paper insects, writing a lesson plan for an outdoor education program, and pointing out the many butterflies, millipedes, and mushrooms at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. Dakota, a rising junior at Durham School of the Arts, joined TLC […]

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Triangle Land Conservancy Achieves Accreditation

August 17, 2016

Triangle Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition Accreditation Promotes Public Trust, Ensures Permanence Durham, NC (August 17, 2016) – Triangle Land Conservancy announced today that it has achieved accreditation – a mark of distinction in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that Triangle Land Conservancy’s lands will be protected forever. […]

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The Summer Swing

August 10, 2016

If it wasn’t for shade trees and sweet tea, I don’t think anyone would be able to survive the heat we’ve had this summer. Nevertheless, we’re running at full speed on the stewardship side of things where we’re managing almost 5,000 acres of TLC owned and protected property here in the Triangle region! We’ve had […]

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Giving back, looking forward.

August 1, 2016

Connecting all people with nature is a big priority for Triangle Land Conservancy. Barbara Goldentyer, Community Outreach and Education Associate at TLC, is working hard to do just that. Goldentyer comes to TLC as a Conservation Trust for North Carolina AmeriCorps Member with an extensive background working with youth in nature education programming. She holds […]

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TLC Wheels

July 26, 2016

There are a lot of tools I use for my job. I use an app on my phone to give me directions to our conserved properties. I use an orange vest to be visible in the field (not to mention the pockets!). I use a tablet to take photos and notes of our conservation easement […]

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TLC Turtles

July 11, 2016

Did you know that the Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) is North Carolina’s state reptile? This happened way back in 1979 when the General Assembly passed a bill to adopt the box turtle as the emblem of the state’s reptile population. The preamble to the bill included some interesting language to inspire politicians to […]

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What’s Up with Walnut Hill

June 1, 2016

One of three ponds on the property Coming up in just a few weeks, a unique opportunity awaits for those who hike in the eastern parts of TLC’s reach. We have a great sneak peek lined up to hike and learn about the amazing biodiversity that exists on this 405 acre parcel that’s slated to […]

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State Endangered Species: Virginia Least Trillium

May 16, 2016

We know that our conservation easements protect some pretty special things. As the staff member responsible for visiting each of our easement properties every year, I have the unique privilege of visiting natural areas that no one else gets to explore. Sometimes this means getting to be the first, likely only, person to see deer […]

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