Events

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Aug
2
Tue
Sustainable Spirits @ Bond Brothers Beer Company
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

barlines.jpgNC Composting CouncilTriangle Land Conservancy, and Bond Brothers Beer Company are partnering to host the first August 2016 Sustainable Spirits and the first one in Cary! Make sure to invite a friend, come grab a drink, delicious food, and learn what projects your neighbors are working on!

Since Summer of 2013, the non-profit North Carolina Composting Council has been organizing Sustainable Spirits to bring together the sustainability pioneers in our communities  (farmers, engineers, business owners, students, scientists, citizens, and more) through casual monthly gatherings.  They rotate around the Triangle through different establishments creating a space and a time for people to gather, meet each other, and engage in fun and meaningful conversations.  It’s free and open to everyone interested in anything from renewable energy, civic engagement, permaculture design to green building, farming, health and beyond! See you at Bond Brothers! Register to attend by clicking here!

Aug
13
Sat
Get Wild! Fish and Frogs @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Frog for webShare the excitement with your children as they discover their own “mini-lobsters” and baby frogs. We’ll explore Swift Creek in search of frogs, fish, salamanders, crayfish, and dragonflies. We’ll take nets and walk in the creek itself, cooling off from the summer heat and getting an up-close look at the creek which supports all the animals at Swift Creek Bluffs.

This program is open to families with children ages 5 and up. Children younger than 5 may have difficulty with the walk and the creek entrance.

Nets will be provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get wet and muddy in the creek (we recommend long pants and rain boots or old sneakers). Bug-spray is also recommended but should not be used on hands if you intend to touch amphibians.

Aug
20
Sat
Fight Back with Fullsteam! @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Optimized-autumn-olive_fruit3This summer, Fullsteam Brewery is helping TLC to fight back against invasive plants! On August 20th we’re teaming up for an Autumn Olive Harvest to help rid Brumley Forest of one of the most destructive non-native plants in the area. Autumn olive is an invasive species that out-competes and displaces native plants by creating a dense shade that hinders the growth of plants that need lots of sun. It can produce up to 200,000 seeds each year, which are easily dispersed because birds love their sweet/tart fruit and now, so do brewers! With your help, we are going to uproot invasive autumn olive shrubs, harvest the berries, plant native species in their place, and then take the fruits to Fullsteam for them to become an invasive ale!

Brumley Forest Nature Preserve won’t open to the public until November so this is a great time to explore this special property and experience life on the front lines of conservation. Celebrate a job well done with an after party at Fullsteam, all foragers get a free beer! Then keep an eye out for an original Fullsteam brew made from the very berries you picked. If you can’t beat it, drink it!

Aug
27
Sat
Get Wild! Hoots and Howls @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Barred Owl

Did you know owls can turn their heads 270 degrees in almost a complete circle? Join us for an exciting evening walk at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve as we learn about these magnificent animals that we so rarely get to see during the day. We’ll listen for owl calls and coyotes’ howls as we search by ear as well as sight for some of the night’s early risers. We’ll also turn logs and search for frogs and salamanders.

The gentle evening hike is open to families with children ages 5 and up. We will hike out as it starts getting dusky and return to the parking lot at Turkey Farm Road before sunset.

Please wear closed-toed shoes. Bug-spray is recommended.

 

Sep
17
Sat
Annual Membership Day @ Irvin Farm Preserve
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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TLC members do so much for the wild and working lands of the Triangle! From getting the word out about land conservation, to attending TLC events and inviting their friends, championing conservation projects, supporting our work in so many ways, and being our best ambassadors in the community. We want to thank you for all that you do and celebrate another great year of improving lives through conservation!

Join us at Irvin Farm Preserve for an Annual Membership Day and open farm tour. Meet the beekeeper who is helping to pollinate the nearby crops grown by Transplanting Traditions and the farmers who are growing cultural connections along with delicious produce. DSC_6395Take a hike with TLC’s Senior Land Manager and farm resident, Walt Tysinger and learn the history of the property and witness its value as wildlife habitat as well as working land. Find out the latest of what TLC has been working on and learn about some special new member benefits just for you! Finally, enjoy a reading by Chapel Hill author Adam Jones under the pavilion as we kick off our Woods and Words series.

We hope you can join us for the 2016 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!

Sep
18
Sun
Deep River Paddle @ McIver Landing on the Deep River
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Deep River Paddle @ McIver Landing on the Deep River | Gulf | North Carolina | United States

Trip runs approximately 3.5 hours. This trip includes a canoe or kayak, guide service, and TLC representative’s historical perspective.

Gentle flowing water runs through the deep river banks on this relaxing trip that takes you through the historical 1800’s coal boom area of Egypt. Float under old railroad bridges on your way to Deep River Park’s historical Camelback Bridge. TLC members receive $10 off per person. Register below for an email with the discount code to use when signing up with Frog Hollow Outdoors.

Sep
24
Sat
Fall Trail Crew Kick Off! @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

DSC_0140It’s almost time for Brumley Forest Nature Preserve to open to the public, but we need your help to get us through the final push! Trail Crew volunteers assist with stewardship of TLC properties approximately one Saturday per month throughout the year, this Brumley Forest work day will be the kick off for the fall season of Trail Crew.

On September 24th, volunteers will help prepare Brumley Forest Nature Preserve for its November 5th public opening! Tasks may include building trails, constructing railing on boardwalks, removing invasive species, etc. This workday is being supported by our friends at REI, Johnson Subaru, and TORCREI will be providing snacks, t-shirts and swag for participating volunteers!

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!


This event is supported by:

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Triangle Off-Road Cyclists
Oct
16
Sun
Deep River Paddle @ Deep River Park
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Deep River Paddle @ Deep River Park | North Carolina | United States

Trip runs approximately 3.5 hours. This trip includes a canoe or kayak, guide service, and TLC representative’s historical perspective.

Paddle the Deep River with Frog Hollow Outdoors and Triangle Land Conservancy. Flowing water and a single class I rapid await on this paddle through what was one of NC’s more active mining areas. Paddle participants will be able to take the short hike to Endor Iron Furnace, a 35′ relic of the Civil War. TLC members receive $10 off per person. Register below for an email with the discount code to use when signing up with Frog Hollow Outdoors.

Feb
2
Thu
World Wetlands Day
Feb 2 all-day

More than a billion people make a living from wetlands…

Livelihoods from fishing, rice farming, travel, tourism, and water provision all depend on wetlands.  And wetlands are vital to us in many other ways.  They host a huge variety of life, protect our coastlines, provide natural sponges against river flooding, and store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change.

Unfortunately, wetlands are often viewed as wasteland, and more than 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900.

Enabling people to make a decent living, and at the same time ensuring that wetlands can still provide their essential benefits, do not have to be conflicting goals! Help us spread awareness about the importance of wetlands with #WorldWetlandsDay!

Feb
2
Fri
World Wetlands Day
Feb 2 all-day

More than a billion people make a living from wetlands…

Livelihoods from fishing, rice farming, travel, tourism, and water provision all depend on wetlands.  And wetlands are vital to us in many other ways.  They host a huge variety of life, protect our coastlines, provide natural sponges against river flooding, and store carbon dioxide to regulate climate change.

Unfortunately, wetlands are often viewed as wasteland, and more than 64% of our wetlands have disappeared since 1900.

Enabling people to make a decent living, and at the same time ensuring that wetlands can still provide their essential benefits, do not have to be conflicting goals! Help us spread awareness about the importance of wetlands with #WorldWetlandsDay!

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