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New TLC + Fullsteam Collaboration!

September 13, 2017

From the website of our friends over at Fullsteam Brewery: For the wanderer, late summer is the season of opportunity. We secured the ingredients for this beer on two lands near and dear to us: Brumley Forest in Hillsborough, N.C. and a short walk from Border Springs Farm in Patrick Springs, V.A. BRUMLEY FOREST The […]

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Inaugural Walnut Wednesdays

September 13, 2017

The Walnut Wednesday’s “Nut-Heads” successfully completed their first workday, delayed by one day due to weather, on Thursday, September 7. Four enthusiastic volunteers came out on a cool September morning. Sounds of hammers rang out as they took down old fence lines and goat stalls in the main area of the preserve. This area will […]

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Aphid Alley

September 11, 2017

3,700 feet of new trail and over 200 hours of volunteer work went in to a new section of trail out at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. Starting back in May, the Conservation Corps volunteers broke ground on a new segment now called Aphid Alley. We’ll get to the name in a minute. They worked week […]

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Environmental Education for Durham Youth-My Summer with TLC

September 8, 2017

  The following blog post was written in August 2017 by Veronika Payne, an intern at Triangle Land Conservancy through Partners for Youth Opportunity. This summer I had the opportunity to do my internship with Triangle Land Conservancy through a program I am a part of called Partners for Youth Opportunity. During my internship with […]

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TLC Partners with Bank of America Foundation

August 24, 2017

Representatives from Triangle Land Conservancy, Bank of America Foundation, and Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design at the grant presentation ceremony at Walnut Hill Nature Preserve on August 15, 2017 Triangle Land Conservancy announced today that it has received a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation that will support TLC’s community conservation goals […]

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Coming to Terms with Invasive Flora

August 16, 2017

By Andrea Laine, TLC member and volunteer A version of this article was previously published on the Durham County Master Gardener blog ( A garden writer whose work I admire advised me to write about my gardening mistakes. Well, my biggest mistake (of late) was planting an invasive species in my landscape. In my defense, […]

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Chatham Conservation Partnership Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

August 11, 2017

More than 100 people attended Chatham Conservation Partnership’s 10 year anniversary celebration held last month in Pittsboro. The evening included a keynote address from Bill Holman of the Conservation Fund, who spoke about the importance of land conservation to support a vibrant and healthy future for Chatham County. Holman emphasized the State’s role in continuing to fund […]

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Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design

August 8, 2017

Guest Post by Jeff Deal, Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design’s Environmental Science Teacher KHSCD students working with Center for Human-Earth Restoration staff to complete fieldwork. AP Environmental Science students from Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design undertook a field experiment with the intent of comparatively assessing water quality at a pond on campus and […]

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Walnut Wednesdays

July 26, 2017

Farm road out at Walnut Hill Nature Preserve Walnut Hill has grown near and dear to me, mainly because it’s the closest property to my house and I always see a few deer while I’m there! Actually, from my perspective, Walnut Hill has some of the most amazing scenery and history of any property we […]

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