People and Nature

Remembering Audrey Booth — A 2014 Q&A

October 13, 2019

TLC is saddened by the news that Audrey Booth, one of TLC’s best advocates, passed away on Sept. 29. She led the campaign to raise $3 million to purchase Johnston Mill Nature Preserve and served as a board member for six years. A tributary on the preserve is named Booth’s Branch in her honor. Below […]

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The Visitor

October 4, 2019

By Katie Henderson Note: The colors indicate the different color-coded blazes that mark the trail system. Left on blue. Left on white. Yellow, orange, yellow. Left on blue. Left on white. Yellow, orange, yellow. The mantra runs through my head as I twist and turn through the fresh oak forest. I could have printed the […]

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Brumley Bridge is complete!

September 16, 2019

(All) the trails at Brumley North are once again open to the public! TLC is thrilled that the new bridge across Stony Creek at Brumley North is complete, and thanks to your generous support, we’ve raised almost half the funds needed for the unexpected $30,000 repair. Now that Brumley North trails are open just in […]

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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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Introducing Brumley East

July 17, 2019

If you’re one of the thousands of people who love to hike and bike at Brumley Nature Preserve, we need your help! We are thrilled to announce that TLC purchased a 60-acre Brumley expansion in April to protect the more of the tributary of Stoney Creek, to provide additional connectivity for wildlife, and to expand […]

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TLC Goes to Green Button Farm!

April 12, 2017

The sun was shining, yellow buttercups blanketed the fields, and pigs oinked happily as students from the East Durham Children’s Initiative fed them raw eggs as a treat. This idyllic setting for EDCI’s latest TLC-led educational field trip last Saturday was made possible by Ryan and Alicia of Green Button Farm, who generously agreed to […]

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Happy Birthday, TLC Americorps!

March 14, 2017

Spotting a large, decaying log just off the trail during our nature walk, I stopped walking and directed the kids to gather around. I asked them why fallen trees are important in a forest, expecting to hear silence or an answer like “they’re good for firewood!” However, the kids interrupted each other in their excitement, […]

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