Water

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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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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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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Stream Buffer

The Importance of Streamside Buffers in Conservation

December 18, 2015

Streamside buffers are an important part of stream ecosystems because they decrease pollution, control erosion, and provide wildlife habitat. Also called riparian buffers, streamside buffers are naturally occurring vegetated areas that run alongside streams and other aquatic systems such as lakes, ponds, and wetlands. In regions where land is used for agriculture and livestock, nitrogen […]

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Brumley Forest Nature Preserve pond

Food with an Address, Not a Barcode

September 30, 2015

Adapted from the Fall 2015 issue of Conservation Connections Ryan and Alicia Butler moved from Baltimore, Maryland to a rural farm in Durham back in 2007. Alicia’s father and TLC board member Norris Cotton owned the land at the time. Aside from a farmer who owned a few head of cattle, the farm was sitting […]

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Brumley Forest Nature Preserve pond
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