The Dirt Blog

Bringing Creeks Back to Life

January 23, 2014

Last weekend I enjoyed running the Little River trail run, a great event put on by the Trailheads at Little River Regional Park. It was a cold and crisp day, the trails winding by the river and throughout the natural area. As pretty new staffer here at TLC, I was especially proud given TLC’s work […]

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Comfort: Cream of Tomato Soup with Welsh Rarebit

January 21, 2014

It's winter in North Carolina. My first winter here. I'm still trying to understand the climate — sometimes it's cold (and when it's cold, it's the damp, seep-into-your-bones kind of cold) and sometimes it's, well, mild. There can be frost on my car at 8:00 AM and by noon, the sun shines wildly across a […]

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Triangle Land Conservancy’s First Photo Contest!

January 21, 2014

The Triangle Land Conservancy is pleased to announce its first photo contest! Share your photos and have the opportunity to win fun prizes. How to Enter: For this photo contest we are accepting any and all photos taken at one of our Nature Preserves. Email your submission of up to three photos to, and […]

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Science Turns to Literature for Understanding

January 16, 2014

Did you ever think that books assigned in high school English class could actually help further climate research? We all know that classic literature opens our eyes to the societal landscape of decades and centuries ago, but who would think it could open our eyes to the natural landscape? A recent study has done just […]

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Enacting Dr. King’s “Beloved Community”

January 15, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned a community where people have reconciled their differences, equal justice is afforded to all, and individuals have the ability to reach their full potential. The path leading us to this “Beloved Community,” as he called it, is a path of service, for in serving one’s community, economic and social […]

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Supporters Unite Across America for the Monarch Butterflies

January 9, 2014

“The number of monarchs that completed the largest and most arduous migration this fall, from the northern United States and Canada to a mountainside forest in Mexico, dropped precipitously, apparently to the lowest level yet recorded” – Michael Wines, New York Times I grew up with monarch butterflies. One of the clearest memories from my […]

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Restore Conservation Incentives

January 6, 2014

To ring in the New Year, TLC protected nine additional properties around the Triangle Region in 2013. These conservation projects include 113 acres on the Andrews Farm and another 150 acres near the Rocky River, both in rapidly developing Chatham County. Conservation funding was provided from a variety of state, federal and private sources, greatly […]

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Four Hours in the Triangle: Carolina Tiger Rescue, Angelina’s Kitchen, and SilkHope Winery

January 3, 2014

Cat photos courtesy of Carolina Tiger Rescue Take another tour along the Devil’s Stomping Grounds Scenic Byway this weekend with stops at the Carolina Tiger Rescue, Angelina’s Kitchen, and SilkHope Winery. 10 a.m. Arrive at Carolina Tiger Rescue, 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, a “nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats […]

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