The Dirt Blog

Protecting Land for Clean Drinking Water

April 22, 2019

We need clean water to live: it sustains our lives and our community. Conserving the land that filters our water is one of the most cost-efficient strategies to protect drinking water; it lowers drinking water treatment costs, minimizes vulnerability and damage from natural disasters, sustains recreational and tourism opportunities, protects biodiversity, reduces the need for […]

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Bold Conservation

April 22, 2019

By Sandy Sweitzer With as much rain as we’ve had this winter, it seems only right to be talking about water in this issue. As a supporter, you know that one of the main reasons TLC does land conservation is to safeguard clean water. Even a humanities student like me understands how forests, wetlands, and […]

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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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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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