The Dirt Blog

Volunteer Easement Monitoring Program

April 18, 2019

By Caroline Durham As more land is conserved throughout the Triangle, it will take more manpower to steward our conservation easements. Because of the goals set in TLC’s new Strategic Action Plan, one person will no longer be sufficient to visit and monitor all of the properties under conservation easement. TLC is planning to launch […]

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New Invasive Tick

April 16, 2019

By Caroline DurhamWarmer weather is just around the corner, bringing us green leaves, fresh flowers, and… a new invasive tick species. The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was first discovered in the United States in August of 2017 on a sheep in western New Jersey. Since then, it has been found on people, livestock, domestic […]

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Spring Outdoor Education Program

April 15, 2019

As the AmeriCorps member for TLC, I am responsible for education, community outreach, and volunteer management.  The spring weather has brought opportunity for outdoor environmental education programs, so I have been busy!  Most of these programs are for our nonprofit partners, like Boys and Girls Club or East Durham Children’s Initiative, but they also include […]

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Tips for year-end giving

December 11, 2018

  For tax savings in 2018, you need to make your gift by December 31. Checks sent by mail need to have a December 31 postmark. Our address: Triangle Land Conservancy, 514 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701. Gifts given online can be complete on December 31. Giving stock or securities that have increased in value […]

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Why We Support TLC

December 6, 2018

By Basil Camu On the 4th of July some years ago, my wife and I took our 10-month-old son for a hike before food and family festivities. After looking online, we came across Triangle Land Conservancy’s website and chose Horton Grove Nature Preserve in Bahama, NC. We were also intrigued by the TLC’s Hiking Challenge, […]

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Wild Ideas for Tomorrow, Today

November 29, 2018

Triangle Land Conservancy will host Wild Ideas for Tomorrow, Today on December 5, 2018 at the Frontier at RTP starting at 5:30pm. Community members are invited to join us as we step into the future of Triangle population growth trends, discuss our changing climate in the Piedmont, consider who will carry the legacy of the […]

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Giving Tuesday Success

November 28, 2018

(L-R AmeriCorps Member Melissa Kennedy, Stewardship Associate Caroline Durham, & Community Engagement Associate Deja Smith) Thank you to everyone who donated to TLC this #GivingTuesday! The response has been overwhelming and we are so grateful for your support. We’re still processing gifts that came through during Giving Tuesday, but we met both of our matching […]

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Post-hurricane clean up

October 25, 2018

The two recent hurricanes that have passed over the Triangle have left their marks on TLC’s trails. Our stewardship staff have been hard at work inspecting our nature preserves, clearing away downed trees, and repairing damage done by the wind and the rain. Please let us know if you see something that needs attention on […]

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Do your part!

October 23, 2018

      Early voting began last week. One particularly important issue on Wake County ballots is the Wake County Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space Bond Referendum. Wake County provides outdoor recreation and educational opportunities to help maintain the quality of life that residents enjoy. To further that mission, the county is asking voters […]

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