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Fall 2020 Confluence is here

September 20, 2020

The Fall 2020 edition of Confluence reached members’ mailboxes earlier this month. The full digital version is available on Issuu. Read the feature stories on our website: Join us in our journey, a letter from TLC Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer TLC’s Williamson Preserve now open Sharing your #HikeTLC experiences Fall 2020 Conservation Highlights Gifts that […]

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Tell us your Hike TLC experiences!

July 14, 2020

We want to hear from you — tell us your Hike TLC experiences! During this time of physical distancing, we’ve all realized more than ever the importance of community and of spending time in nature. For our Fall 2020 edition of Confluence, we want to share your stories! Tell us about or show us your favorite […]

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#HikeTLC: Beautiful photos from our nature preserves

July 13, 2020

Native wildflowers are blooming, fiddleheads are unfurling, and forests are growing greener from the ground up all around the Triangle. Nature heals. We are living in unprecedented times, and for many of us, a walk outside has offered more mental and physical relief than ever before. Our nature preserves remain open (going for hikes, walks, […]

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Conservation Conversations: TLC Board Happy Hour

July 9, 2020

During these special Conservation Conversations, TLC Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer spoke with board members Jack Blackmer, Marlena Byrne, Toni Wyche Jones, and Will Morgan about conservation in the Triangle; how TLC can continue to improve its diversity, equity, and inclusion work; and their favorite nature preserves. Our board members all have fascinating backgrounds, and they […]

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Conservation Conversations: Meet Your Watershed

June 25, 2020

What does land conservation have to do with providing clean water? Where does your water come from when it’s not raining? And how can you cool off in ponds, lakes, and rivers in the Triangle this summer? Joining TLC’s Senior Associate Director of Conservation Leigh Ann Hammerbacher are Matthew Starr, the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper with […]

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Conservation Conversations: National Trails Day

June 4, 2020

National Trails Day, which is the first Saturday in June, celebrates our public lands and trails! In this edition of Conservation Conversations, Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer starts off the webinar with a statement about TLC’s work to make the outdoors inclusive and welcoming for all people. Recent events have demonstrated that because of racism, there […]

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Land protection efforts are facing cuts in Orange County, and we need your help ASAP

June 4, 2020

Orange County’s Board of Commissioners is considering amendments to the county’s Capital Investment Plan that would postpone funding for the Lands Legacy Program and Conservation Easement Program for many years. This funding is critical to protect land, and Orange County’s program has served as a model for other counties in the area. Cutting this funding will make […]

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