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Second Brumley Data Collection Day

May 15, 2019

By Steve Emery, volunteer Despite the warmer weather we had a smaller group for our second data collection event at Brumley South.  Even with the smaller team of counters, though, we got as many plots documented as on the first session.  The participants, like the couple below, had many levels of experience, from a trained […]

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Late Spring at Brumley Preserve

May 15, 2019

By Steve Emery, volunteer The wetlands, which are a core value of the Brumley Preserve and an important source of Raleigh’s drinking water, also enable some spectacular wildflower displays.  Below is a patch of atamasco lilies. Several trails in Brumley are bordered by buckeyes, like the ones in full bloom, below.  One particularly long and […]

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Recent Conservation Projects

April 22, 2019

In late December, TLC launched its new Strategic Action Plan, which outlined the organization’s goal of conserving 25,000 acres by 2025. This effectively doubles the pace of conservation in our region. We hit the ground running. By the end of December, TLC closed three projects protecting 220 acres and 8,130 stream feet in the Neuse […]

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Landowner Q&A

April 22, 2019

By Caroline Durham Jean Earnhardt sat down with the Triangle Land Conservancy in her home to discuss her conservation easement and the legacy of the land she calls home. Easement Name:  Lloyd-Andrews Historic Farmstead County: Orange Year Conserved:  1997 Q: Why did you want to permanently protect your land with a conservation easement? A: There were […]

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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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