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Milk from Maple View Farm in Orange County

Local Farms, Local Food, and Conservation in North Carolina

February 4, 2016

If you are what you eat, a community can also be shaped by what its members eat – or don’t eat. This week, TLC’s Communications Manager Diana Hackenburg explored the connections between food security, local farms, and conservation in a piece for the Philanthropy Journal, an online resource for nonprofits based out of NC State […]

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Disappearing Frogs Project

January 29, 2016

Across the globe, population growth and expansion have caused wildlife habitat and the number of species to greatly decrease. Habitat destruction, alteration, fragmentation, pollution, and disease have caused nearly 500 species of vertebrates to become extinct since 1900 – an extinction rate that is 100 times higher than normal – according to a recent study […]

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MLK Day of Service 2016 Trash PIckup

Success: MLK Day of Service 2016

January 22, 2016

What started off as a chilly morning quickly morphed into a beautiful day for Monday’s MLK Day of Service. Over 46 volunteers of all ages joined TLC staff at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve to continue preparations for its public debut this fall. Forty-six volunteers of all ages joined TLC staff at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve […]

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Bee on yellow flower

That Makes Sense! Kids Trail Opening

January 19, 2016

On January 30th, join us from 11am to 2pm to celebrate the new kids interpretive trail at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. There will be activities for kids, biology experts, and more thanks to the Center for Human-Earth Restoration, the New Hope Audubon Society, and the Schoolhouse of Wonder. During this event, TLC will be unveiling the […]

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Conservation Corps at Brumley Forest October 2015

Thanks to Our Conservation Corps Volunteers for a Wonderful 2015

January 15, 2016

As many non-profits do, TLC could not function without the help and generosity of wonderful volunteers. I’ve had the privilege of working with people from many different companies, school groups from college and high schools, scout groups and many others. Today, however, I’d like to specifically thank our Conservation Corps group for a wonderful 2015 […]

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burn horton grove

TLC to Conduct Controlled Burn at Horton Grove Nature Preserve

January 12, 2016

Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) will conduct a controlled burn on 30 acres at Horton Grove Nature Preserve in Durham County on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Since 1983, the nonprofit Triangle Land Conservancy has permanently conserved over 17,500 acres of land across six counties in the Triangle region. TLC owns and manages 4,800 acres of land, […]

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Conservation Connections Winter 2015

Conservation Connections Winter 2015

January 5, 2016

Since the summer of 1983, Triangle Land Conservancy has shared its work in a print newsletter, which over the years evolved into its current form, Conservation Connections. Available as a membership benefit when you join Triangle Land Conservancy, Conservation Connections tells the story of land conservation’s past, present, and future in the Triangle region through both […]

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Tales from the Field: Leave it to Beaver

January 2, 2016

It’s very likely that just by reading the title of this post a theme song to a very famous TV show popped into your head. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. The catchy theme music to Leave it to Beaver is now playing in a loop as I write this blog! (Fun Fact: the title ‘Leave it […]

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Biggest Moments of 2015

10 Biggest Moments of 2015

December 31, 2015

“A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success.” – Cullen Hightower. TLC identifies, protects and stewards land throughout the Triangle that safeguards clean water, protects natural habitats, supports local farms and food, and connects people with nature. In 2015, we continued our strong record of land conservation […]

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Conservation Corps Breaks Ground at Brumley Forest
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