Water

574 acres protected since July

January 12, 2021

Between July and December 2020, TLC’s Conservation team has worked diligently to protect an additional 574 acres of land! In December alone, our team protected 399 acres through Conservation Easements, which are agreements that place legal restrictions on the property to permanently protect the natural resources and limit future development.  TLC staff monitors these eased […]

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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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Private Investment in Watershed Protection Advances Triangle Conservation Efforts

November 30, 2020

Private Investment in Watershed Protection Advances Triangle Conservation Efforts Novel partnerships and long-term collaboration enable the region to address watershed health North Carolina’s Triangle region (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Cary-Garner) is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. Rapid development threatens the forests, wetlands and grasslands that naturally protect drinking water supplies for 600,000 people in Raleigh, […]

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Pond gauges installed at Brumley and Williamson

November 13, 2020

If you’ve been to Williamson Preserve or Brumley Preserve lately, you may have noticed something new sticking out of the ponds! TLC partnered with Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists and Satellites (LOCSS) to install water gauges in Rock Pond and Frog Pond at Williamson Preserve (both accessible by the Two Pond Loop Trail), and in […]

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Pollinator Habitat

TLC’s Williamson Preserve now open

September 22, 2020

Triangle Land Conservancy’s new nature preserve now open in Wake and Johnston counties  Triangle Land Conservancy’s 405-acre Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve offers 9 miles of walking and biking trails that connect to the Neuse River Greenway.  TLC purchased the land in 2013 from the daughters of Bailey and Sarah Williamson, who wanted the land conserved and donated […]

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What’s New at TLC — Fall 2020 Update

September 20, 2020

TLC welcomes two new AmeriCorps members This month, our new CTNC AmeriCorps members Kayla Ebert and Elena Peterman start their terms! Kayla will be working on environmental education and outreach as our Community Outreach and Engagement Associate, while Elena will be focused on engagement at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. In June, we bid farewell […]

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Fall 2020 Conservation Highlights

September 20, 2020

TLC increases focus in Lee County Thanks to a generous donation from Tommy F. Bridges, TLC has been able to increase our conservation efforts in Lee County. Land Protection Manager Margaret Sands has taken the lead on working with Lee County landowners to conserve their land. While nothing has been finalized yet, there are some […]

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Conservation Conversations: Meet Your Watershed

June 25, 2020

What does land conservation have to do with providing clean water? Where does your water come from when it’s not raining? And how can you cool off in ponds, lakes, and rivers in the Triangle this summer? Joining TLC’s Senior Associate Director of Conservation Leigh Ann Hammerbacher are Matthew Starr, the Upper Neuse Riverkeeper with […]

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In search of the Neuse River Waterdog

February 5, 2020

By Eric Teitsworth, a master’s student in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology program at NC State University Beneath the murky rivers of eastern North Carolina, lurks an ancient creature that few know and even fewer have seen. Rivers and streams in the Neuse and Tar watersheds are the only place on earth that you […]

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TLC saves 1,120 acres in Johnston County

October 15, 2019

JOHNSTON COUNTY (Oct. 15, 2019) — Triangle Land Conservancy helped save 1,120 acres just east of Smithfield on Tuesday with the purchase of Brogden Bottomlands, one of the largest unprotected natural heritage sites in TLC’s six-county region, with over two miles of frontage on the Neuse River along the future Mountains-to-Sea-Trail route. This property will […]

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