Confluence

What’s New at TLC

March 11, 2020

TLC on track with more than 20,100 acres conserved In order for TLC to conserve 25,000 acres by 2025, staff are hard at work closing conservation easements, applying for grants, and seeking out new properties. We ended 2019 strong with the conservation of 120 acres in Johnston County, and as of mid-February, we’ve conserved more […]

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Longleaf pine is a ‘tree of the future’

March 11, 2020

Hundreds of years ago, from the Triangle to the coast, millions of acres of longleaf pine towered over green and golden grassland. Lightning-caused wildfires eliminated the mid-story while savanna grasses, low shrubs, and herbaceous plants thrived as habitat and nutrient sources for thousands of species under longleaf pine trees.    Healthy longleaf pine ecosystems are […]

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Largest conservation project key for region’s resilience

March 11, 2020

By Ron Gallagher In October, TLC secured its largest land conservation project ever — 1,120 acres in Johnston County known as Brogden Bottomlands. This project maintains an important wetlands ecosystem that helps protect the Neuse River for downstream users and is a significant addition to the protected lands in an Audubon-identified Important Bird Area. Just […]

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Spring 2020 Confluence is here

March 11, 2020

Please note: In light of the latest guidelines from the CDC about COVID-19 and postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, TLC has postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, which was scheduled for April 25. The Spring 2020 edition of Confluence reached members’ mailboxes earlier this […]

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New Faces, New Spaces

September 12, 2019

Our excitement is growing as work kicks into high gear at the Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill for the Grand Opening on April 25, 2020! We have welcomed the first farmers to the property through our partnerships with Wake County’s NextGen Farming Program and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and […]

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White Oak Greenway Acquisition

September 12, 2019

By Jack Blackmer Thanks to a donation from a generous family who loved their family’s land, there is a shady oasis in the midst of one of the most rapidly developing areas in Wake County that is now owned and protected forever by TLC! Totaling 24 acres of rich bottomland hardwood forest and wetlands teeming […]

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Conserving For, Not From

September 12, 2019

By Margaret Sands News this good was hard to keep to ourselves! As you know, on Earth Day 2017, we celebrated the grand opening of Brumley Nature Preserve in Orange County with 1,300 outdoor enthusiasts. Each month 3,000 hikers, bikers, dog walkers, runners, Pokémon seekers, birders, volunteers, photographers, students, and nature lovers visit the 613-acre […]

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Protecting Land for Clean Drinking Water

September 12, 2019

By Ron Gallagher The highly successful and innovative Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative, already well into its teenage years, is about to get a sibling. This fall, TLC and multiple partners unveil the Jordan Lake Watershed Conservation Strategy that will be a component of a new water-protection effort called the Jordan Lake One-Water initiative (JLOW). […]

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