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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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Tips for year-end giving

November 16, 2020

2020 has been a year unlike any other and while you might be familiar with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, which is best known for its PPP loans and other measures of cash relief, there are other provisions that increase the tax-deductibility of donations […]

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Pond gauges installed at Brumley and Williamson

November 13, 2020

If you’ve been to Williamson Preserve or Brumley Preserve lately, you may have noticed something new sticking out of the ponds! TLC partnered with Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists and Satellites (LOCSS) to install water gauges in Rock Pond and Frog Pond at Williamson Preserve (both accessible by the Two Pond Loop Trail), and in […]

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‘Take A Child Outside’ week is here!

September 25, 2020

Take A Child Outside Week, an international initiative spearheaded by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, kicked off Thursday, September 24 and runs through Wednesday, September 30. Designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from exploring the natural world, the program encourages children and adults to spend time together outdoors. Triangle Land […]

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Pollinator Habitat

TLC’s Williamson Preserve now open

September 22, 2020

Triangle Land Conservancy’s new nature preserve now open in Wake and Johnston counties  Triangle Land Conservancy’s 405-acre Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve offers 9 miles of walking and biking trails that connect to the Neuse River Greenway.  TLC purchased the land in 2013 from the daughters of Bailey and Sarah Williamson, who wanted the land conserved and donated […]

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What’s New at TLC — Fall 2020 Update

September 20, 2020

TLC welcomes two new AmeriCorps members This month, our new CTNC AmeriCorps members Kayla Ebert and Elena Peterman start their terms! Kayla will be working on environmental education and outreach as our Community Outreach and Engagement Associate, while Elena will be focused on engagement at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. In June, we bid farewell […]

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Gifts that endure

September 20, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Triangle Land Conservancy has received numerous calls from people who are updating or making their estate plans. In these uncertain times, more and more people have been thinking about the future — not just about their own, but about the future of people they might not ever know. A […]

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Fall 2020 Conservation Highlights

September 20, 2020

TLC increases focus in Lee County Thanks to a generous donation from Tommy F. Bridges, TLC has been able to increase our conservation efforts in Lee County. Land Protection Manager Margaret Sands has taken the lead on working with Lee County landowners to conserve their land. While nothing has been finalized yet, there are some […]

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Sharing your #HikeTLC experiences

September 20, 2020

In July, we put out a call to hear about your #HikeTLC experiences, and we loved seeing the photos and stories come in from people across the Triangle! It’s clearer than ever that we need beautiful outdoor spaces for fresh air and space to unwind. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos, essays, and creative […]

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