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.

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Apr
10
Sat
White Pines Nature Tour @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Apr 10 @ 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!
Jun
5
Sat
First Saturday Hike June @ Brumley Nature Preserve (North Lot)
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are officially reinstituting our First Saturday Hikes! And we aren’t just choosing any Saturday to start them on, we’re starting with a bang on National Trails Day! So come on out and join us on trail for an afternoon social hike after the heat of the day. TLC Trail Guide, Ann, will be leading the group through the northern section of Brumley Forest and will cover about 3 miles of trail.
Meet new friends and get hiking with TLC on the first Saturday of each month! Don’t forget your water bottle, bug spray, sunscreen, and mask if you haven’t been vaccinated and we will see you out there to celebrate our trails!
Please follow this link to register!
Jun
20
Sun
Get Wild! Stream Crawlers @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come on out to our Horton Grove Nature Preserve and explore our waterways! We will learn all about why it is important to conserve streams and creeks and what you can do to help! Then we will even perform our very own study of the ecosystem to see if we can find any indicator species that will show us how healthy the environment is. If you are a member of the Triangle Explorers program then you will also earn your Get Wild! badge and your Conservation badge!
In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks should be worn by those who are unvaccinated or when anyone cannot maintain social distancing with guests other than your family/pod. TLC  seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. We encourage others to be respectful of personal choice about mask wearing.
This is a free event but pre-registration is required. Make sure to wear shoes and clothes that you can both hike a little bit in and get wet in a creek! We will see you out there, but don’t forget your water bottle and sunscreen!
Please follow this link to register!
Jul
10
Sat
Get Wild! Nature Detectives @ Williamson Nature Preserve
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come on out to our Williamson Nature Preserve and explore nature with all of your senses! We will learn all about what goes on at our Williamson preserve through trail games and activities. If you are a member of the Triangle Explorers program then you will also earn your Get Wild! badge and your Hiking badge!
In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks should be worn by those who are unvaccinated or when anyone cannot maintain social distancing with guests other than your family/pod. TLC  seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. We encourage others to be respectful of personal choice about mask wearing.
This is a free event but pre-registration is required. Make sure to wear shoes and clothes that you can hike in and maybe even get a little bit muddy! We will see you out there, but don’t forget your water bottle and sunscreen!
Please follow this link to register!
Mar
16
Wed
White Pines Hike- Chatham County Creek Week @ White Pines Nature Preserve (Upper Lot)
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join us in celebration of Chatham County’s annual Creek Week! We will be hosting a hike at our wonderful White Pines Nature Preserve that will cover some of the natural wonders of the confluence of the Rocky and Deep Rivers as well as some of the history of Chatham County’s land near the preserve.

We hope that you will be able to join us, just make sure you wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle! This will be a moderate 3 mile hike with a decent amount of topography change. This is a free event, but preregistration is required!

Save your spot on the hike here at this link.

Current Mask Policy: TLC seeks to build a supportive, mask-friendly environment in all collaborations with staff and the public. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if that makes you feel most comfortable. We will have masks available if you would like to wear one during an event. We also encourage those eligible to be vaccinated to get their Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot. If you are experiencing any Covid-related symptoms, please stay home and attend a program another day. Our top priority is to create a safe environment for our community. Thank you for your understanding.

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