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Species Spotlight: Local Amphibians

January 13, 2022

By Hannah Royal, Stewardship Associate Local amphibians In North Carolina, we are fortunate to have nearly 30 species of frogs and toads and more than 60 species of salamanders. The state’s rich habitat diversity, spanning coast to mountains, supports a wide assortment of wildlife. Here in the Durham – Chapel Hill area, rainy summer nights […]

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Magnolia Run

Now Open: Magnolia Run at Williamson Preserve

December 14, 2021

The day after Thanksgiving, national #optoutside day,  TLC opened four additional miles of trail in partnership with the Town of Clayton at the Williamson Preserve and River Walk Property. The new trail, known as Magnolia Run, can be accessed from the Salamander Loop in the southern part of the preserve.  The trail which twists and […]

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Species Spotlight: Nandina domestica

December 13, 2021

By Madeline Joslin, Williamson Preserve Community Engagement Associate AmeriCorps Nandina domestica You may have noticed one species starting to take center stage in the landscape as autumn slips into winter. Its berries resemble that of a native holly, but its foliage is distinct: fading from a pale green to a fiery red, it provides winter […]

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TLC Partners Collaborate to brew the Ambler Honey Pecan Brown Ale

November 19, 2021

Our friends at Fullsteam Brewery just released a new brew with proceeds benefitting TLC! Ambler is a delicious brown ale, made with roasted pecans and honey. Fullsteam worked with local companies Murphy’s Naturals, Leaf & Limb, Happy Dirt, and Bee Downtown to source the pecans and honey that give this beer its delectable flavor. “Together, we brewed an approachable honey pecan brown ale […]

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Species Spotlight: Eastern Redcedar

November 12, 2021

By Brenna Thompson, Land Protection Manager East Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) The beginning of winter is a time of austerity in Piedmont forests, and when all the showy leaves and flowers have faded and fallen we are left with more subtle features to enjoy. This is the time when the eastern redcedar really shines. Eastern […]

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TLC welcomes 3 new staff members

January 12, 2021

We are delighted to welcome 3 new talented team members to our group of dedicated conservationists! Please join us in welcoming Diquan Edmonds, Brenna Thompson, and Jordan Iddings. TLC is lucky to have such a hardworking, dedicated, and skilled staff.  You can read the bios of our new staff and learn about and connect with […]

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Why does TLC close trails when wet?

January 7, 2021

Since 2017, TLC has been pleased to offer trails to the public for mountain biking as well as hiking at the George and Julia Brumley Family Nature Preserve and more recently in September 2020 with the opening of the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. The close proximity to the city centers has made it especially […]

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Land protection efforts are facing cuts in Orange County, and we need your help ASAP

June 4, 2020

Orange County’s Board of Commissioners is considering amendments to the county’s Capital Investment Plan that would postpone funding for the Lands Legacy Program and Conservation Easement Program for many years. This funding is critical to protect land, and Orange County’s program has served as a model for other counties in the area. Cutting this funding will make […]

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Triangle Land Conservancy joins forces with 19 other land trusts

January 10, 2020

Triangle Land Conservancy is one of 20 land trusts to join the North Carolina Land Trust Federation, which will serve as a collective voice for the protection of our state’s natural resources. Together, North Carolina’s land trusts have conserved hundreds of thousands of acres, many of which are now state and local parks that the […]

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1/16/22 Williamson and Brumley South trails: CLOSED. Need More Trail Updates? Check: trianglemtb.com.

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