Events

TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.

Get Wild! Find your next adventure with TLC. View and register for upcoming events, or search by category for different types of events.

We are currently only hosting small, socially distant volunteer activities, or remote and self-led. Please visit our VolunteerHub page to create a profile if you are interested in volunteering with TLC.

Apr
22
Thu
TLC Giving Day 2021
Apr 22 all-day

Save the date! #NatureNeedsTLC on April 22!

This Earth Day, support local conservation to help unlock $60,000 to accelerate the conservation of the lands you love. TLC is doubling the pace of conservation to safeguard clean water, support local farms and food, protect wildlife habitat, and connect people to nature. A few generous long-term TLC supporters have offered to match all donations during this 24-hour challenge to help us meet our bold conservation goals. Mark your calendars for April 22!

Earth Week – Seek and Discover Hike @ Brumley North
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Whether Stony creek trail is a new or an old favorite, come and see it and Brumley Nature Preserve with new eyes this Earth Day. Before you leave the house, download the Seek by iNaturalist App for your smartphones. We will see how many living things we can share with each other on a walk along the gorgeous banks of Stony creek. This hike is geared toward families and the young at heart. Be prepared to hike as much as 2 miles or less as we adventure to discover interesting life forms instead of counted steps.

All participants, volunteers, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose the entire hike. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we look forward to seeing you out on trail!


April 2021 – Eastcut Sandwich Bar TLC Fundraiser @ Eastcut Sandwich Bar
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

This Earth Day, Thursday April 22nd, eat a delicious sandwich and support TLC at the same time! Eastcut Sandwich Bar is donating 10% of the day’s sales to TLC. All month long you’ll also see information about TLC on their website, as well as a donation button. Get a head start by figuring out what you want to order by checking out their menu!

One of Eastcut’s Core Values is “Giving Back.” In the spirit of that, they have set out to formalize their impact strategy in order to make giving more intentional and meaningful to their non-profit partners.  The newly launched Eastcut Sandwich Utopia Pledge is a pledge to donate the equivalent of 1% of annual revenue through funds to directly donate, funds raised from the community, in-kind donations, and volunteer time. The pledge focuses on three pillars that directly connect with Eastcut’s mission and journey as a company: Food Insecurity, Education & Entrepreneurship, and the Environment. Eastcut identifies and partners with a non-profit organization doing great work in each pillar – their current partners are The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, Seeds, and Triangle Land Conservancy.

Apr
28
Wed
Trail Guide Training Spring 2021 @ Zoom
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm April 28th, May 5th, and 12th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

May
1
Sat
Get Wild! Pollinator Wizards @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Triangle Land Conservancy on an adventure through the world of the pollinator at our Horton Grove Nature Preserve. Channel your inner wizard to find your pollinator charm, learn about their life cycle, and how they help ensure that we have food on our tables. Put yourself in the shoes of an ant or the wings of a bat to discover how creatures other than bumble bees are essential pollinators. Triangle Land Conservancy’s mission of preserving natural habitat, safeguarding clean water, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people with nature are all interconnected with this program, so come Get Wild and see if you are a Pollinator Wizard!


Rhodo Ramble 2021 @ Flower Hill Nature Preserve
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how Flower Hill Nature Preserve got its name! Join us for our traditional early May nature walk at this Johnston County jewel to view the magnificent blooms of Catawba rhododendron and other wildflowers. These spring blooms drew thousands of visitors to the property in the 1930s, learn from a local botanist about what makes them so special especially in this location! This ~1 mile hike is free and open to all in the community.

All participants, volunteers, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose the entire hike. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we look forward to seeing you out on trail!

Questions? email dedmonds@triangleland.org


May
5
Wed
Trail Guide Training Spring 2021 @ Zoom
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm April 28th, May 5th, and 12th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

May
8
Sat
Plein Air Art Class with Nerys Levy @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
May 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Open up to the Natural World With a Plein Air Art Class at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

 

Join us at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve for a two-part Plein Air (on-site) art class workshop  – registration required! Our instructor, Nerys Levy, is a member artist at FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill. She has traveled the world documenting our planet’s fauna and flora and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. You can see her work both on her website at neryslevy.com and at FRANK Gallery www.frankisart.com. Nerys has taught Plein air art classes for many years and will help you explore Johnston Mill’s natural beauty by looking, drawing, and painting. You don’t have to be an expert to join this class and if you have had some prior artistic experience she will inspire you to re-engage! This class is recommended for both children and adults over 10 years old. Participants will be required to bring a few basic art supplies to class.

Session One: Saturday, May 8th from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session Two: Saturday, May 22nd from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

All participants, volunteers, instructors, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose for the entire workshop.

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $20 for minors (under 18)

May
12
Wed
Trail Guide Training Spring 2021 @ Zoom
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you enjoy hiking our trails and preserves? Do you want to be able to share that with others? To become a TLC Trail Guide, Hike Leader, or Environmental Education Leader you first need to be trained!

We will meet by zoom on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm April 28th, May 5th, and 12th. There will also be in person practice trail trainings offered. These trainings will cover basic information about TLC, the expectations of each role, trail etiquette and protection, common programs, and what to do in case of emergency.  You must sign up for all of the zoom trainings and at least 3 of the 4 in person trail trainings to pass. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!

The zoom trainings will be recorded so that you can watch them on your own time if you are not able to attend the prescheduled time.

To register, please go to our Volunteer Hub page, make an account and register for all Trail Guide training dates. To see the schedule, then follow this link.

May
15
Sat
White Pines Nature Tour May 2021 @ White Pines Nature Preserve
May 15 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am

Take a guided tour through one of the most unique and isolated ecosystems in the Southeast. Follow TLC Trail Guide, Denis DuBay, through our very first Nature Preserve where he will engage you with everything from land histories to information on the ecology of the preserve. He may even turn the tables and ask you questions about what you might have seen at White Pines in the near or distant past by viewing today’s landscape through a forest forensics lens.
All participants, volunteers, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose the entire hike. This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we look forward to seeing you out on trail!


May
22
Sat
Plein Air Art Class with Nerys Levy @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Open up to the Natural World With a Plein Air Art Class at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve

 

Join us at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve for a two-part Plein Air (on-site) art class workshop  – registration required! Our instructor, Nerys Levy, is a member artist at FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill. She has traveled the world documenting our planet’s fauna and flora and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. You can see her work both on her website at neryslevy.com and at FRANK Gallery www.frankisart.com. Nerys has taught Plein air art classes for many years and will help you explore Johnston Mill’s natural beauty by looking, drawing, and painting. You don’t have to be an expert to join this class and if you have had some prior artistic experience she will inspire you to re-engage! This class is recommended for both children and adults over 10 years old. Participants will be required to bring a few basic art supplies to class.

Session One: Saturday, May 8th from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Session Two: Saturday, May 22nd from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

All participants, volunteers, instructors, and TLC staff will be required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose for the entire workshop.

Tickets are $25 for adults, and $20 for minors (under 18)

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