Events

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Apr
8
Sat
A Birthday Party for Addy! @ Historic Stagville
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join Stagville State Historic Site in celebrating Addy’s birthday at Historic Stagville! Enjoy refreshments, games, and other activities as we honor our favorite American Girl! Admission is $5 per child.

Triangle Land Conservancy will be hosting nature walks at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Learn about the plants and animals Addy and her mother encountered on their journey to seek freedom!

Nature Journaling with Jeannine-for Members @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-Orange County
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Artistic process and time spent with the ordinary and extraordinary wonders of nature is my constant joy.”

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Triangle Land Conservancy members are invited to spend an afternoon in the woods of Brumley Forest Nature Preserve learning to let conservation inspire creativity under the tutelage of Jeannine Reese. Brumley Forest doesn’t open to the public until April 22nd but we wanted to give our members this special opportunity to experience this beautiful property through a creative lens.  Jeannine Reese is a graduate of UNC who has a passion for capturing art in varying realistic and abstract forms: watercolor, pen & ink, collage, and papercutting. Her favorite artistic tool is using a sketchbook journal for recording thoughts, ideas, and images gathered from time spent traveling, gardening, hiking, or kayaking.

Jeannine’s journal makes a memorable record of inspirations and

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images caught while traveling or investigating locally the nature in her home environment. On April 8th she will provide each student with a journal to start building their own collection of creative observations. Stops along the way will provide opportunities for instruction on technique, plant and animal species of note, and prompts for inspiration. All materials will be provided and no prior experience is necessary.

Please register below to join us for Nature Journaling with Jeannine. This event is for TLC members, to become a TLC member click here.  

En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
9
Sun
WIGO-Women in Nature-WATER @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, Wake County
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All women are naturally connected with the cycles of the Earth.  However, both the pressures and the conveniences of modern day life often leave us disconnected from nature and all that is has to offer. In the past, humans based their understanding of how to successfully ‘be’ on the cycles, symbols, and balance of nature.  This immersive and reflective class is designed to help women find their center through meditation and Shinrin-Yoko (forest bathing), express themselves through writing and art, and understand feminine powers to create and make change in the world. The class also encourages environmental stewardship by highlighting the features of the bioregions we are a large part of.

Click here to register for this event.

Apr
15
Sat
Trail Crew-April @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

dsc_8114Join us in improving lives through conservation by helping TLC to prepare Brumley Forest Nature Preserve for a public opening April 22nd, 2017! This Brumley Forest work day will be focused on hand digging a multi-use trail system that will be available for hiking and mountain biking. By the time it opens, Brumley Forest will have over 13 miles of trail through some of the most beautiful land in Orange County!

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. All tools will be provided but volunteers may bring their own work gloves if they prefer. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
19
Wed
PICNIC with TLC
Apr 19 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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It’s time to PICNIC with TLC! Join us on April 5th and 19th for dinner at Picnic Durham and 10% of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy! Not only is this a fun way to support your local land trust, it’s also a great way to show your support for local farms and food. Picnic gets pigs from nearby Green Button Farm  which is permanently conserved under a Triangle Land Conservancy easement.

Come by for a delicious dinner from local lands for local lands!

Apr
22
Sat
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve-GRAND OPENING @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Iimg_3354t’s finally time! Spend Earth Day helping TLC to celebrate our 7th public nature preserve, Brumley Nature Preserve.

The Brumley Nature Preserve was designed as a model for sustainable land management practices. The trails on the land were built with the help of hundreds of volunteers to complement the contours of the land, reduce run off, and connect people with the best natural elements this property has to offer. Over 12 miles of trail will soon be open for use by the public. The preserve will offer a mix of hiking only and mixed-use (mountain biking and hiking) trails. We are thrilled to be able to offer this wonderful resource to the community beginning with a grand opening celebration on April 22nd, 2017.

Join us for a day of guided hikes, mountain biking tutorials, nature activities for kids and adults, artistic demonstrations, food trucks, local beer and more! No need to register just gather your family and friends and join us at Brumley Forest.

 

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En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
Apr
23
Sun
WIGO-Women in Nature-FIRE @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, Wake County
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

All women are naturally connected with the cycles of the Earth.  However, both the pressures and the conveniences of modern day life often leave us disconnected from nature and all that is has to offer. In the past, humans based their understanding of how to successfully ‘be’ on the cycles, symbols, and balance of nature.  This immersive and reflective class is designed to help women find their center through meditation and Shinrin-Yoko (forest bathing), express themselves through writing and art, and understand feminine powers to create and make change in the world. The class also encourages environmental stewardship by highlighting the features of the bioregions we are a large part of.

Click here to register for this event.

Apr
29
Sat
Birding with John Gerwin @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve-Wake County
Apr 29 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am

 Explore the variant ecosystems of Walnut Hill with John Gerwin, Research Curator of Ornithology at the Museum of Natural Sciences. John currently conducts research on the life cycles of migratory birds, with a focus on breeding biology. He does some work on the non-breeding component of some species as well. He currently studies the Painted Bunting (NC/SC), Black-throated Green Warbler (NC), Swainson’s Warbler (NC/SC), Golden-winged Warbler (Nicaragua). John primarily uses radio telemetry to study space use, nesting chronologies and reproductive success.

Walnut Hill is a property owned by Triangle Land Conservancy in the Mark’s Creek area of Wake County. This will be the next preserve opened to the public after Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, but for now it is only accessible through private events.

 

Get Wild! With the Birds @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come celebrate Spring and help our feathered friends! We’ll explore the trails at Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve, practice our bird-spotting skills with a stroll down “Birding Lane,” and paint bird houses to take home.

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 that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

 Get Wild! is Triangle Land Conservancy’s series of youth-oriented environmental education programs made possible with support from Duke Energy Foundation.

 

En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
SONAM Concert in the Pines for the Pines @ Chapel in the Pines
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On April 29th join Triangle Land Conservancy and SONAM Chorus for a concert in the pines, for the pines! SONAM will perform their beautiful arrangements of new and ancient choral music centering around the theme of the 4 elements of nature at the beautiful Chapel of the Pines in Chatham County.  Find details about the arrangements here

Triangle Land Conservancy will reveal some of their plans to revitalize the beautiful White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County with additional trails and a canoe access. Support their efforts with a suggested donation of $10 for entry to the performance and SONAM Chorus will donate all proceeds to Triangle Land Conservancy to improve White Pines Nature Preserve for all to enjoy.

May
6
Sat
Rhodo Ramble 2017 @ Flower Hill Nature Preserve
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

flower hillLearn how Flower Hill Nature Preserve got its name! A 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 two local botanists about what makes them so special especially in this location! This ~1 mile hike is free and open to all in the community.

Brumley Fun Day 2017 @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Get outside — and bring your family too!
Schoolhouse of Wonder is so excited about our Orange County site that we want to share it with y’all! Come on out to Brumley Nature Preserve for an afternoon of nature hikes, games, exploring the forest and fields, and much more for parents and kids! This is also a great chance to come see the site of our summer camps, meet our staff, and get answers to any questions you might have about our programs.

This event is located at the ‘Schoolhouse Entrance’ to Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, at 3223 New Hope Church Rd, Chapel Hill, NC. This is the gate just south of New Hope Church Rd and Old NC-10. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us or give us a call at 919-477-2116.

This event is free and open to the public, but does require an RSVP as space is limited. To sign up for this event, please click here.

En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
May
10
Wed
Brumley Forest Bathing @ Brumley Nature Preserve
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Jae Furman on Wednesdays in May for a chance to forge a deeper connection with Triangle Land Conservancy’s newest nature preserve through the practice of “forest bathing.” Walk silently in an attempt to connect with your surroundings, perhaps hearing more songbirds, observing more wildlife, opening to more personal reflection. After 20-30 minutes of walking,  sit by a beautiful, peaceful pond for a sitting meditation or mindful conversation before a 10-minute walk back to the trailhead. Total walking distance will be about 2-3 miles, depending on the group’s preference. There are a few benches, picnic tables and a small dock alongside the pond. Feel free to bring a snack, water bottle, journal or sketching pad.

Walking in mist or drizzle can be enjoyable if dressed properly but rain or chance of thunderstorms cancel the walk.

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

May
13
Sat
En Plein Air (Landscape Painting) @ Various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Painting in the great outdoors is one of the best ways to commune with nature, hone your observational skills and learn about yourself as an artist as you expand your creative vocabulary. We will explore what makes an exciting composition and work extensively with mixing color. Individual expression is encouraged, and students are free to work with either acrylic or oil. The class will take place in various picturesque locations around the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham area.

Emily Eve Weinstein – $180 – Saturday, 2-5pm, Apr. 1-May 13 (no class Apr. 15) 

  • This class is offered in collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy.
  • Transportation not provided.
  • Obtain materials list online or at The ArtsCenter front desk, prior to first class.
  • Students should call instructor prior to first class
  • All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
  • ArtsCenter members & TLC members recieve 15% off of the cost of this course! Use the offer code TLC-member
May
17
Wed
Brumley Forest Bathing @ Brumley Nature Preserve
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Jae Furman on Wednesdays in May for a chance to forge a deeper connection with Triangle Land Conservancy’s newest nature preserve through the practice of “forest bathing.” Walk silently in an attempt to connect with your surroundings, perhaps hearing more songbirds, observing more wildlife, opening to more personal reflection. After 20-30 minutes of walking,  sit by a beautiful, peaceful pond for a sitting meditation or mindful conversation before a 10-minute walk back to the trailhead. Total walking distance will be about 2-3 miles, depending on the group’s preference. There are a few benches, picnic tables and a small dock alongside the pond. Feel free to bring a snack, water bottle, journal or sketching pad.

Walking in mist or drizzle can be enjoyable if dressed properly but rain or chance of thunderstorms cancel the walk.

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

May
20
Sat
Stretch Into Summer Yoga @ Irvin Learning Farm
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Stretch into summer with yoga and the Triangle Land Conservancy! Irvin Farm is the perfect peaceful rural setting for mindful practice surrounded by working and wild lands. Ordinarily closed to the public, Irvin Farm will be open for this yoga class on May 20th when the farm is in full bloom!

Brook Oliver will lead classes in the Hatha Vinyasa style with all levels welcome. Brook is a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She receives great joy when guiding students/clients in executing a meaningful movement practice into their everyday existence.

Please bring your own mat and a beach towel to place under it. The class is outside but under a covered shelter so they will take place rain or shine. We look forward to stretching into summer with you!
This class is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Sip into Summer @ Fair Game Beverage Company
May 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

First Sip of Spring at Fair Game Beverage Co.

Sip into summer with TLC!

Join TLC at Fair Game Beverage Company in Pittsboro on May 20th from 4:30-7pm to take our first sips of summer! This Pittsboro distillery takes the best ingredients the Piedmont has to offer and turns them into delicious fortified wines and spirits; what better way to welcome back the growing season? Triangle Land Conservancy conserves local lands and farms that inspire Fair Game’s concoctions and provide some of their ingredients. Learn about both at this collaborative celebration of the season!

All registrants can take a free tour of Fair Game Beverage Co. to learn about how local farms and lands are the basis of their delicious creations and what TLC is working on in Chatham County. Tours will depart at 5:30 and 6:15. Come for a drink at the bar or pick up a bottle to take home and 15% of your purchase that night will be donated to TLC do a tasting and half will be donated to TLC.  You’ll also have the chance to win a bottle of your choice in a raffle!  Food will be available from Lorax Lane food truck Breakfast and Beyond. So come sip for the trees on Lorax Lane!

Space is limited so please register for this event:

May
24
Wed
Brumley Forest Bathing-Cancelled @ Brumley Nature Preserve
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Due to poor weather and soggy trail conditions this event has been cancelled. 

Join Jae Furman on Wednesdays in May for a chance to forge a deeper connection with Triangle Land Conservancy’s newest nature preserve through the practice of “forest bathing.” Walk silently in an attempt to connect with your surroundings, perhaps hearing more songbirds, observing more wildlife, opening to more personal reflection. After 20-30 minutes of walking,  sit by a beautiful, peaceful pond for a sitting meditation or mindful conversation before a 10-minute walk back to the trailhead. Total walking distance will be about 2-3 miles, depending on the group’s preference. There are a few benches, picnic tables and a small dock alongside the pond. Feel free to bring a snack, water bottle, journal or sketching pad.

Walking in mist or drizzle can be enjoyable if dressed properly but rain or chance of thunderstorms cancel the walk.

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

May
31
Wed
Brumley Forest Bathing @ Brumley Nature Preserve
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Jae Furman on Wednesdays* in May for a chance to forge a deeper connection with Triangle Land Conservancy’s newest nature preserve through the practice of “forest bathing.” Walk silently in an attempt to connect with your surroundings, perhaps hearing more songbirds, observing more wildlife, opening to more personal reflection. After 20-30 minutes of walking,  sit by a beautiful, peaceful pond for a sitting meditation or mindful conversation before a 10-minute walk back to the trailhead. Total walking distance will be about 2-3 miles, depending on the group’s preference. There are a few benches, picnic tables and a small dock alongside the pond. Feel free to bring a snack, water bottle, journal or sketching pad.

*Please note that this last Wednesday of Forest Bathing will take place at 5:30 instead of 4 PM for those wishing to come by after work to unwind from the month.

Walking in mist or drizzle can be enjoyable if dressed properly but rain or chance of thunderstorms cancel the walk.

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

Jun
3
Sat
Trail Crew-June @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on June 3rd to improve access to permanently conserved land that features endemic habitats and storm water protection and natural filtration at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. Celebrate National Trails Day by doing your part to expand the available trail system in the Triangle! This work day will be focused on extending the existing trail system available for visitors to this popular nature preserve located in Northern Durham county. Our friends at REI will be supporting the work of our volunteers with snacks and t-shirts!

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. All tools will be provided but volunteers may bring their own work gloves if they prefer. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

June 3rd is also Land Trust Day! Volunteering is a great way to support your local land trust.

Jun
17
Sat
Juneteenth Nature Walk @ Horton Grove Village
Jun 17 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Celebrate emancipation with TLC partners Historic Stagville! They will have a full day of activities, including a nature walk at 12:15 with a TLC volunteer through some of the trails on the adjacent Horton Grove Nature Preserve.

Jun
24
Sat
Deep River Trip with Frog Hollow @ McIver Landing
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Begin your journey with Frog Hollow Outdoors at Triangle Land Conservancy’s McIver Landing on the Deep River. 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 get a $10 discount for Deep River excursions with Frog Hollow, use the code TLC17 at checkout.

Click here to register for this and other trips.

Jun
27
Tue
Wild Ideas for Clean Water @ The Frontier at RTP
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where has your water been? Where does it go? What happens to it along the way? Who makes sure it’s safe for me to use? Get ready to meet your watershed with Triangle Land Conservancy’s Wild Ideas for Clean Water!

On June 27th we’ll follow the water Triangle residents use from the land, through the waterways, to your taps, and on to the ocean. 5 speakers will each have 5 minutes to explain their role in your water system through rapid-fire imagery and storytelling at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. Then, meet more watershed movers and shakers during the Expo where local organizations will share displays about their work with your water and ways for you to get involved. Meet, share, learn all over complimentary local food and local beer all made from local water!

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

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Jul
8
Sat
Fight Back with Fullsteam! @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve (Service Entrance)
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This summer, Fullsteam Brewery is helping TLC to fight back against invasive plants! On July 8th 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 cut back 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!

Celebrate Optimized-autumn-olive_fruit3a 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!

Sunscreen, long pants, and close-toed shoes are recommended for this event. All tools will be provided but volunteers may bring their own gloves if they would like and should bring a water bottle, refills will be available on site.

Jul
15
Sat
Bushel for Brumley @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bushel for Brumley @ Brumley Nature Preserve | Chapel Hill | North Carolina | United States

Years ago apple trees were planted at Brumley to attract deer, now they have attracted the interest of a local cidery seeking to make a backyard blend for conservation! Join us on July 15th** for an apple gleaning with Chatham Cider Works.  For every 8 lbs of apples gathered (enough for 1 gallon of juice) Chatham Cider Works will donate $2 to Triangle Land Conservancy! Come help us glean for good on July 15th** and we’ll celebrate with a cider tasting under the trees after the the work is done.

Can’t make it on the 15th but don’t want to miss the fun? Bring your own backyard apples to the TLC office at 514 Duke St in Durham July 10th-14th to add to our count and to the flavor of the Backyard Blend!

**In the event of thunderstorms, the event will be moved to Sunday July 16th from 10 AM-12:30 PM.

Jul
16
Sun
Hike NC with TLC! @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Did you know that bats aren’t blind and bees can dance? Discover how all animals, including people, use their senses to observe, navigate, and survive in the world around them by exploring the That Makes Sense Kids Interpretative Trail at TLC’s Horton Grove Nature Preserve.

This Sunday, July 16th, TLC will be at Horton Grove Nature Preserve with Hike NC introducing new families to this great resource for getting out into nature. The That Makes Sense trail follows the 0.8 mile Holman Loop at Horton Grove Nature Preserve in Durham. Horton Grove Nature Preserve is located at approximately 5000 Jock Road, Bahama, NC 27503. We’ll gather in the parking lot in front of the two kiosks before heading out on the trail at a very easy pace.

Click here to register for this family friendly excursion.

 

Jul
20
Thu
Chatham Conservation Partnership 10 Year Anniversary Party
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Chatham Conservation Partnership for its 10 year anniversary celebration July 20th at 6 p.m. at the Chatham County Agricultural and Conference Center! Seven speakers will be presenting the Greatest Hits of the CCP with short, engaging talks on topics ranging from fish, amphibians, reptiles, to geology, conservation and pollinators, all topics drawn from the Partnership’s 10 year history.

Bill Homan, Pittsboro resident and North Carolina state director of The Conservation Fund, will present the keynote address, providing a summation of the past 10 years of the Partnership’s work and a look into what the future of conservation may be for our state and for Chatham County.

Other presenters include:

  • Sarah McRae, US Fish and Wildlife Service – Fish & Mussels
  • Jeff Hall, NC Wildlife Resources Commission – Salamanders
  • Jeff Beane, NC State Museum of Natural Sciences – Reptiles
  • Debbie Roos, NC Cooperative Extension – Pollinators
  • Phil Bradley, NC Geological Survey – Geology
  • Meredith Leight, Granite Springs Farm – Conservation Farming
  • Leigh Ann Hammerbacher, Triangle Land Conservancy – CCP’s Conservation Planning Legacy

Presentations will be in the engaging Pecha Kucha style where presenters have 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide, for a five minute total presentation.

The event will feature a farm to table meal catered by Angelina’s Kitchen. Please make sure to select a vegetarian ticket if you want a meat free meal. Door prizes will also be given out.

Make sure to order your ticket by July 17th!

 

Aug
19
Sat
Neuse River Float
Aug 19 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

When it’s summertime, and all you want to do is lay in water sipping a cold drink, we’ve got the perfect afternoon for you!

Float down the Neuse River with us while sipping a wild ice cream float listening to summertime tunes!

AUGUST 19, 2017
1:30 PM DEPARTURE TIME

9601 Capital Blvd
Wake Forest NC, 27587

✔ ICE CREAM FLOATS – Piedmont Picnic will provide DIY ice cream fixins and a wild soda bar at the launch point to get you started with an ice cream float to sip along the way.

✔ BOATS + TRANSPORTATION – We’re partnering with Paddle Creek to provide all transportation to the launch site from the initial meetup/take-out site. You can choose to BYO Float or to purchase a ticket that includes the rental of a kayak or canoe.

✔ MUSIC – Along the way we’ll have the Neuse’s first floating DJ for you to listen to for maximum summertime feels while you make your way down river.

✔ PRIZES + #NCWATERLOVE – We’ll be celebrating one of Raleigh’s (and North Carolina’s) greatest resources along the way — the Neuse River! Triangle Land Conservancy will help us celebrate this waterway with a photo scavenger hunt – snap photos from their list, tag them, and win prizes!

A portion of all proceeds will go to Triangle Land Conservancy to support the important work they do to protect our area land and watersheds.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!

>>TICKET OPTION #1 – FLOAT MY BOAT: includes event ticket, complimentary ice cream float, transportation to launch point, and ONE BOAT RENTAL of your choice (canoe, single kayak, or tandem kayak).

>>TICKET OPTION #2 – BYO FLOAT: includes event ticket, complimentary ice cream float, and transportation to launch point, but you’ll BRING YOUR OWN FLOAT to ride down the river.

Sep
3
Sun
Deep River Trip with Frog Hollow @ Deep River Park
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

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 get a $10 discount for Deep River excursions with Frog Hollow, use the code TLC17 at checkout.

Click here to register for this and other trips.

Sep
10
Sun
Beers from Here-Mystery @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Beers From Here – A collaboration between local beverage producers and Triangle Land Conservancy to celebrate the lands behind local flavor. Each participant will lead exploratory foraging walks through nearby TLC nature preserves and produce a unique beverage inspired by and utilizing some ingredients collected during the walk.

On September 10th join Mystery Brewing of Hillsborough as we explore the wild edibles of Brumley Nature Preserve. This 613 acre preserve just opened to the public in April and has 15 miles of trails for hikers and some for mountain bikers. It is also home to a mix of forest, riparian, and edge plant species. We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their efforts to to manage and protect wild and working lands around the Triangle. We will host a ticketed banquet in the evening on Nov 11th at TLC’s Irvin Farm preserve in Chapel Hill where you can try each of these unique brews accompanied by food from local chefs. More information on the banquet coming soon!

**Please note, foraging is only permitted on TLC properties under special circumstances and supervision of TLC staff.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Beers from Here-Chatham Ciderworks @ Brumley Nature Preserve-SERVICE ENTRANCE
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beers From Here – A collaboration between local beverage producers and Triangle Land Conservancy to celebrate the lands behind local flavor. Each participant will lead exploratory foraging walks through nearby TLC nature preserves and produce a unique beverage inspired by and utilizing some ingredients collected during the walk.

On September 10th join Chatham Ciderworks of Pittsboro as we explore the wild edibles of Brumley Nature Preserve. Years ago apple trees were planted at Brumley to attract deer, now they have attracted the interest of a local cidery seeking to make a backyard blend for conservation! Join us for a foraging walk and apple gleaning with Chatham Cider Works and for every 8 lbs of apples gathered (enough for 1 gallon of juice) they will donate $2 to Triangle Land Conservancy! We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their efforts to to manage and protect wild and working lands around the Triangle. We will host a ticketed banquet in the evening on Nov 11th at TLC’s Irvin Farm preserve in Chapel Hill where you can try each of these unique brews accompanied by food from local chefs. More information on the banquet coming soon!

**Please note, foraging is only permitted on TLC properties under special circumstances and supervision of TLC staff.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Sep
16
Sat
Beers from Here-Steel String @ Irvin Nature Preserve
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beers From Here – A collaboration between local beverage producers and Triangle Land Conservancy to celebrate the lands behind local flavor. Each participant will lead exploratory foraging walks through nearby TLC nature preserves and produce a unique beverage inspired by and utilizing some ingredients collected during the walk.

On September 16th join Steel String Brewery of Carrboro as we explore the wild edibles of Irvin Nature Preserve. This 269 acre preserve is not open to the public but is home to a working farm where Transplanting Traditions grows a mix of Piedmont and Burmese vegetables. The land around the cultivated acres remains forested with many wild edibles to be found.

We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their efforts to to manage and protect wild and working lands around the Triangle. We will host a ticketed banquet in the evening on Nov 11th at TLC’s Irvin Farm preserve in Chapel Hill where you can try each of these unique brews accompanied by food from local chefs. More information on the banquet coming soon!

**Please note, foraging is only permitted on TLC properties under special circumstances and supervision of TLC staff.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Sep
17
Sun
Beers from Here-Fullsteam @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Beers From Here – A collaboration between local beverage producers and Triangle Land Conservancy to celebrate the lands behind local flavor. Each participant will lead exploratory foraging walks through nearby TLC nature preserves and produce a unique beverage inspired by and utilizing some ingredients collected during the walk.

On September 17th join Fullsteam Brewery of Durham as we explore the wild edibles of Horton Grove Nature Preserve. This 708 acre preserve has varied ecosystems and rich biodiversity along a 10 mile trail system less than 20 minutes from downtown Durham! Head brewer Brian Mandeville will guide this walk and provide information on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices** while seeking natural flavors for Fullsteam’s Farms Edge beer line.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their efforts to to manage and protect wild and working lands around the Triangle. We will host a ticketed banquet in the evening on Nov 11th at TLC’s Irvin Farm preserve in Chapel Hill where you can try each of these unique brews accompanied by food from local chefs. More information on the banquet coming soon!

**Please note, foraging is only permitted on TLC properties under special circumstances and supervision of TLC staff.

This event is free but space is limited so please register below in order to participate.

Sep
23
Sat
Birding with Colleen @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

 

Explore one of seven WakeWonders on this early morning birding excursion at TLC’s Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve. Join Colleen Bockhahn of Wake Audubon Society to meet the many birds that call this small nature preserve home and some that might just be passing through. Please bring water, binoculars if you have them, and dress according to the weather. There are no bathrooms available at Swift Creek Bluffs.

This outing is free, but space is limited. Please register below to save your spot on the hike:

Sep
24
Sun
Hike NC-Horton Grove @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Horton Grove’s Trails wind through mature forests, including upland oak-hickory forests, beech slopes, and several stands of mixed pine and hardwoods. The Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) has restored two small native plant meadows here, including a 20-acre warm season grassland surrounding the main parking area. TLC restores habitats with native grasses to provide nesting and foraging opportunities for a variety of birds and pollinators, including monarch butterflies and honeybees. There’s lots to see on this hike.

This event is offered in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC’s Hike NC program. Click here to register. 

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