Events

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Nov
29
Fri
Chill Friday & Profits for Public Lands @ Great Outdoor Provision Co. stores in Raleigh and Chapel Hill
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is donating 50% of profits on Friday, Nov. 29 to Triangle Land Conservancy! Shop their stores in Raleigh or Chapel Hill to support our work to connect more people to nature and protect public lands. You’ll be making progress on your holiday shopping while helping us make progress on our conservation goals!

Participating stores are:

Cameron Village
2017 Cameron St.
Raleigh, NC 27605

Eastgate Crossing
1800 East Franklin St
Chapel Hill NC, 27514

Shop between 9 AM and 12 PM on Nov. 29 for your purchase to support Triangle Land Conservancy! 

#OptOutside Nature Walk @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

#OptOutside on Black Friday with REI and TLC on Friday, November 29th from 1-3pm at the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve! Skip the long lines and walk off your Thanksgiving dinner on our beautiful preserve set to open to the public on April 25, 2020. Hot cocoa and cider will be served while supplies last.

Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. This is a free, family-friendly program and pre-registration is required. The address for the nature preserve will be provided via confirmation email.

Join us for the 5th year of the #OptOutside movement!
Dec
3
Tue
JLOW Presentation at Abundance NC Pecha Kucha Night @ Pittsboro Roadhouse
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JLOW Presentation at Abundance NC Pecha Kucha Night @ Pittsboro Roadhouse | Pittsboro | North Carolina | United States

Head to Pittsboro Roadhouse on December 3rd to hear  TLC’s Conversation Manager, Margaret Sands, speak about the Jordan Lake One Water initiative during Abundance NC’s Pecha Kucha night.

Through the initiative, TLC and partners developed the Jordan Lake Watershed Conservation Strategy, which provides a framework for protecting drinking water through land conservation. This fast-paced presentation will take you through the strategy, and it’s just one of several you’ll hear that night! Come learn about community initiatives that are making the world a better place.

Pecha Kucha is a quarterly storytelling event hosted by Abundance NC.

More information is available here.

Dec
7
Sat
First Saturday Walk @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Start your December off with a guided hike at beautiful Horton Grove Nature Preserve. As you wander through the grasslands and forest, our TLC volunteer will teach you about winter birds in folklore. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

This is a free event but pre-registration is required.

 

*Rescheduled* Get Wild! Nature at Night @ Brumley Nature Preserve - South
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*Rescheduled from November 16th to December 7th due to inclement weather.* 

Join TLC as we learn about the animals that wake up when we go to sleep. We’ll discover how they use their senses to navigate the night, and we’ll practice a few of their calls. We’ll finish off the night with a fire and s’mores.

This program is open to families with children ages 4 and up. Remember to dress for the weather, and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Dec
12
Thu
Kendra Gives Back Party for TLC @ Kendra Scott Stores at Southpoint Mall & North Hills
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join TLC at Kendra Scott stores at Southpoint Mall in Durham and North Hills in Raleigh for the Kendra Gives Back Party! From 6-8 p.m., these stores will be donating 20% of proceeds to TLC.

TLC is grateful to Katie Hearsey, the Southpoint store manager, for getting this partnership started. She was a friend of the Brumley children and is a frequent visitor of the preserve.

More details and RSVP here.

 

Dec
14
Sat
Power Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Find a new way to connect with nature with a power hike at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. TLC volunteer, Jon Ward, will take you on an aerobic journey through the quiet morning forest. This is a great event for those looking to get some serious exercise. Leashed dogs are welcome to join.

The hike will be approximately 3 miles long with a goal pace of 15 minutes per mile.

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

Winter in the Woods: Stars and S’mores – Members Only @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Triangle Land Conservancy invites our members to the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve to celebrate all of you and all the amazing things you’ve done for us! On Saturday, December 14th, we will gather at our future preserve for hot chocolate, and s’mores. Come get ready for winter with us!

 

 

 

 

 

This event is for TLC members only. Not yet a TLC member? Join today for just $35 or more, and embrace all that TLC has to offer!

Photos courtesy of Ana Caicedo Macia

Special Rum Barrel-Aged Brumley Porter On Tap at Fullsteam! @ Fullsteam Brewery
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm

Come on out to enjoy a special rum barrel-aged version of Fullsteam’s Brumley Forest Baltic Porter this weekend! Fullsteam will put the beer on tap on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. and expect it to be on-tap through the weekend. This special beer is made with black walnuts and hickory nuts harvested from Brumley Forest by volunteers and Fullsteam staff.

FULL: Full Moon Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

See the forest come alive at night at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. We’ll explore topics such as nocturnal animals and discover that the moon affects more than just tides. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. We will have some spares available.

This is a free event but pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

Jan
3
Fri
FULL: Meteor Shower Hike @ Brumley Nature Preserve - South
Jan 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join TLC at Brumley Nature Preserve – South for a night hike to see the Quadrantid meteor shower!  We will hike with headlamps and flashlights down to an open area of the preserve in order to have the best view.  Bring a chair or tarp to sit on, and dress warmly!

This is a free event but pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

Jan
11
Sat
Power Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Find a new way to connect with nature with a power hike at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. TLC volunteer, Jon, will take you on an aerobic journey through the quiet morning forest. This is a great event for those looking to get some serious exercise. Leashed dogs are welcome to join.

The hike will be approximately 3 miles long with a goal pace of 15 minutes per mile.

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

*Canceled* Envision the New Year’s with TLC! @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Need help with drafting your New Year’s resolutions? Join TLC for nature-friendly New Year’s resolutions and vision boards! Whether it’s getting active by completing the TLC Hiking Challenge, connecting with nature through our nature walks, or supporting TLC’s conservation efforts by becoming a member – TLC has the opportunity for you! National Geographic magazines from the Scrap Exchange will be provided while supplies last. Please bring additional old magazines, glue sticks, and decorative materials to share! Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Feb
1
Sat
*Rescheduled* First Saturday Walk @ Swift Creek Bluff Nature Preserve
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Due to weather, we’ve rescheduled this event from January 4th to Feb. 1st! 

TLC staff and volunteer hike leaders will guide you on an exploratory hike through Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve! As we hike, we’ll take short 10-15 minute breaks to connect with nature through art. All experiences are welcome, and “art” can be photography, writing, painting, drawing, and more. Kids are encouraged to join, and we will share different methods of creating art with nature just for them!

We can provide crayons and paper for children. For those interested in capturing nature in other ways, please bring your supplies. If you don’t want to participate in an art project, feel free to sit and reflect at our stops!

The hike will be approximately 1 mile on mostly flat terrain. If you have any questions about the hike, please email Elicia at americorps@triangleland.org with the subject line “Art Hike.”

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.

MEMBERS ONLY: Catawba Trail Farm Sneak Peek Tour @ Catawba Trail Farm
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This event is for TLC members only. Not yet a TLC member? Join today for just $35 or more, and embrace all that TLC has to offer!

Join us for an exclusive tour of Urban Community AgriNomics Catawba Trail Farms. Triangle Land Conservancy started a partnership with Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) in 2017. Since then, UCAN transformed the old farmstead into a space that supports the local community and provides agricultural education. Witness the progress for yourself as you learn about UCAN’s community initiatives, vision for the future, and the history of the land. The tour will be led by one of UCAN’s founders, Delphine Sellars.

This event was rescheduled from January 19th. 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of UCAN Catawba Trail Farm.

Feb
8
Sat
Power Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Find a new way to connect with nature with a power hike at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. TLC volunteer, Jon, will take you on an aerobic journey through the quiet morning forest. This is a great event for those looking to get some serious exercise. Leashed dogs are welcome to join.

The hike will be approximately 3 miles long with a goal pace of 15 minutes per mile.

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

Get Wild! Bird Superpowers @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our family program as we explore the wonders of birds. We’ll practice our observation skills as we look for birds on a short nature walk, conduct an experiment with different types of bird beaks, and even dissect an owl pellet! Through each activity, we’ll discover different bird superpowers.

This program is open to families ages 4 and up. If you have binoculars, feel free to bring them, but they are not required. Remember to dress for the weather and wear clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

This program is free, but pre-registration is required.

 

Feb
14
Fri
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Brumley Nature Preserve North
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Since 1998, The Great Backyard Bird Count has been collecting citizen science data on birds. This project has been a staple for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society by involving over 100,000 people across 100 different countries resulting in more than 6,200 species counted from over 151,500 check lists in 2017. The data they collect looks at the distribution and abundance of bird species, and the changes from year to year. Most people who take part will spend more than 15 minutes either watching a bird feeder or counting what they see from their home.

Don’t want to bird alone? No problem! TLC will be hosting bird walks through out the count. Each hike will include occasional stops to look for birds.

Click on the links below to sign up for a hike, or scroll down to register for our Brumley North hike.

February 15th from 9-11 AM at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
February 16th 2019 from 1-3 PM at White Pines Nature Preserve

Unable to attend, but still want to participate?  Visit The Great Backyard Bird Count Website for more information.

Feb
15
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Since 1998, The Great Backyard Bird Count has been collecting citizen science data on birds. This project has been a staple for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society by involving over 100,000 people across 100 different countries resulting in more than 6,200 species counted from over 151,500 check lists in 2017. The data they collect looks at the distribution and abundance of bird species, and the changes from year to year. Most people who take part will spend more than 15 minutes either watching a bird feeder or counting what they see from their home.

Don’t want to bird alone? No problem! TLC will be hosting bird walks through out the count. Each hike will include occasional stops to look for birds.

Click on the links below to sign up for a hike, or scroll down to register for our Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve hike in southeast Raleigh. The address will be disclosed after registration.

February 14th from 8-10 AM at Brumley Nature Preserve North
February 16th 2019 from 1-3 PM at White Pines Nature Preserve

Unable to attend, but still want to participate?  Visit The Great Backyard Bird Count Website for more information.

Winter Tree ID Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Grand Trees of Chatham will have a Winter tree ID hike at White Pines Preserve on Saturday, February 15 from 1-3 pm.  The hike will be led by Andy Upshaw and Phillip Cox and include identifying various trees as well as noting other flora and fauna.  The hike will be limited to the first 25 folks who sign up.  Since you are receiving this announcement before the general public, now is the time to sign up!   

 

The hike will be about 2 miles in length and of moderate difficulty with some up and down terrain.  Please no children under 5 years old and no pets.

 

White Pines Preserve is a stunning area of Chatham County with a remnant population of White Pines.  The forest is beautiful and the hike will likely go past the confluence of the Rocky and Deep Rivers–one of the many great places for photos!

 

 If you are interested in joining us, please let us know by e-mail to: grandtreesofchatham@gmail.com   Let us know how many individuals will be attending. We will reply with an e-mail confirming your registration or, if the hike is already at capacity, we will let you know that you are on the waiting list.

  

Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the hike is cancelled due to bad weather.  

Feb
16
Sun
Great Backyard Bird Count @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Since 1998, The Great Backyard Bird Count has been collecting citizen science data on birds. This project has been a staple for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society by involving over 100,000 people across 100 different countries resulting in more than 6,200 species counted from over 151,500 check lists in 2017. The data they collect looks at the distribution and abundance of bird species, and the changes from year to year. Most people who take part will spend more than 15 minutes either watching a bird feeder or counting what they see from their home.

Don’t want to bird alone? No problem! TLC will be hosting bird walks through out the count. Each hike will include occasional stops to look for birds.

Click on the links below to sign up for a hike, or scroll down to register for our White Pines hike.

February 14th from 8-10 AM at Brumley Nature Preserve North
February 15th 2019 from 9-11 AM at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve

Unable to attend, but still want to participate?  Visit The Great Backyard Bird Count Website for more information.

Mar
12
Thu
Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests @ Nature Research Center
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Triangle Land Conservancy’s Wild Ideas series provides a unique venue for experts and the community to share their innovative ideas to improve lives through conservation by safeguarding clean water, protecting wildlife habitat, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people to nature. On March 12th we will introduce the community to the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve at Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests. Williamson Preserve is a 405-acre property owned by TLC that embodies all four of our public benefits. The land is host to several unique ecosystems, working farmland, years of local agrarian history, and will connect to the Neuse River Greenway Trail, East Coast Greenway, and Mountains to Sea Trail. Join us to learn more about this special place and the community who helped shape it as we prepare for it to open on April 25th.

 

For more information on Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests speakers, schedule, and Expo organizations please visit the Wild Ideas homepage.

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Apr
25
Sat
Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve Grand Opening @ Williamson Preserve
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Save the date for the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, TLC’s largest preserve in Wake County! We’ll be celebrating the public opening of these 405 acres all day long on April 25 with local food and drinks, music, activities for children, guided walks and bike rides, and more!

 

For more information on activities head to the official Grand Opening page here.

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