Events

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Feb
3
Wed
Disappearing Frogs Project Opening Reception @ NC State University Crafts Center
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Disappearing Frogs Project Opening Reception @ NC State University Crafts Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Attend the Triangle opening of the Disappearing Frogs Project on Wednesday, February 3 with host Brian Malow, science contributor for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Special guests include a representative from Amphibian Survival Alliance and Sean Higgins, Interpretation & Education program manager, North Carolina State Parks. Artwork is for sale, and all proceeds benefit ASA. Free admission. Refreshments provided. Learn more about the Disappearing Frogs Project.

Feb
19
Fri
Founders’ Day Celebration 2016 @ Trophy Brewing
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Founder's Day at Trophy BrewingThirty-three years ago (our Founder’s Day is February 17, 1983) TLC officially became a recognized organization, and we’ve been hard at work conserving land ever since. For that, we deserve a trophy! Come celebrate with us at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue in Raleigh on February 19, the week of our founding! Join us for a brewery tour at 5:30pm and learn from the brew masters how the entire brewing process begins with clean water. Then, experience for yourself what beer brewed with water from a TLC protected watershed tastes like with one free tasting of Trophy beers brewed on the premises. Additional drinks available for purchase, light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

Space is limited so reserve your free spot now!

Mar
13
Sun
Botany Bar Crawl @ Bull City Ciderworks
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Botany Bar Crawl @ Bull City Ciderworks | Durham | North Carolina | United States

Join Durham Parks and Recreation and Bull City Ciderworks to learn how plants are used in the creation of adult beverages. We’ll venture outdoors for a lesson in the botany behind our favorite drinks before returning to the Cidery for a tour and tasting highlighting the science behind the libations.

Additional fee for facility tours and sampling may apply.

Adults 21 years of age and older.

Pre-registration required – register now!

Cost: CR PC $5; CR NPC $6; NCR PC $10; NCR NPC $11 (CR PC: City Resident, Play More Card; CR NPC: City Resident, No Play More Card; NCR PC: Non-City Resident, Play More Card; NCR NPC: Non-City Resident, No Play More Card)

Meet representatives from Durham Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Unit and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

Mar
24
Thu
Find Your Park @ Raleigh REI
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Find Your Park @ Raleigh REI | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Explore the wild, right in your backyard by visiting a Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) nature preserve. TLC has conserved more than 17,500 acres of land across the Triangle, including five nature preserves open year-round to visitors and a canoe access area, all free of charge. Learn more about these preserves and some of the activities offered on them throughout the year. Register online with REI.

Mar
26
Sat
First Sip of Spring @ Fair Game Beverage Company
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

First Sip of Spring at Fair Game Beverage Co.Take the first sip of spring with TLC!

Join TLC at Fair Game Beverage Company in Pittsboro on March 26 from 5-7pm to celebrate the first week of spring! 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? All registrants can take a tour of Fair Game Beverage Co. and enjoy one free tasting of spirits distilled on the premises. Tours will depart at 5:15 and 5:45. Stay for a drink at the bar or pick up a bottle to take home and 10% of your purchase that night will be donated to TLC. Light refreshments as well as non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. So come sip for the trees on Lorax Lane!

Space is limited so please register for this event:

Apr
22
Fri
Earth Day Breakfast @ 214 Martin Street
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Earth Day Breakfast @ 214 Martin Street | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The Earth Day Breakfast brings together Triangle local leaders to show support for keeping the Triangle a healthy and thriving place to live and work. The morning will feature business speakers, updates on the state of local conservation topics and connections with the conservation leaders in our community– and of course, a delicious breakfast with locally sourced ingredients by 214 Martin Street. The EarthShare Earth Day Corporate Challenge and Business Partner of the Year Awards will also be presented at the breakfast. Tickets can be purchased as part of an Earth Day Corporate Challenge sponsorship or separately through EarthShareNC.

Jul
18
Mon
Cheers to the Chair! @ Oak City Brewing Company
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

cheersTLC is thrilled to announce that Russell Killen has stepped up to be the new Chair of our  Board of Directors, and we want your help to welcome him! Former Mayor of Knightdale, Russell Killen, has been on the board of TLC for two and a half years and is eager to take the reins. As a Knightdale native, he is particularly interested in the numerous Wake County conservation projects we have underway and would love for his friends and neighbors to learn more about them. So join us in Knightdale at Oak City Brewing Co. on July 18th to toast Chair Russell Killen with green drink specials and updates on TLC’s Wake County projects including future preserve, Walnut Hill.

Sep
22
Thu
We Can So You Can- AMB Documentary Tour @ The Raleigh Times
Sep 22 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

PosterAppalachian Mountain Brewery is taking their We Can So You Can documentary on the road this summer and making an epic journey across the state of North Carolina! The documentary shares the story of Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s core principles of community, sustainability, and philanthropy, while also providing a sneak peek into the people behind their delicious brews. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Triangle Land Conservancy. Come join us at Raleigh Times on September 22nd to meet head brewers, Nathan and Chris, enjoy the documentary, and of course have a few AMB beers!

Oct
15
Sat
Wild History Walk in Brumley Forest @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

img_3059Take a walk on the wild side with Triangle Land Conservancy and the foraging foodies from Piedmont Picnic Project! This beginner level foraging class will cover foraging basics (including rules and etiquette) and provide a solid knowledge of a handful of practical Piedmont plants to enjoy incorporating into your table.img_3077

The tour will take place at Brumley Forest, still closed to the public but abounding with plant diversity and a rich wild history just waiting to be explored. The walk will be followed by a picnic of foraged and hyper local wild edibles!

TLC Members receive a $5 discount for this event. Not a TLC Member? Your $30  admission price includes a year long TLC Membership, eligible for future discounts and other benefits!

Nov
5
Sat
Nature Explorers: Salamanders @ Chapel Hill Library
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

nature-explorers-salamandersDid you know there are more species of salamanders in NC than in any other state? Join TLC at the Chapel Hill Library as we learn about these fascinating creatures. We’ll read salamander stories, learn tricks for finding and protecting salamanders in our own neighborhoods, and make salamander slime to take home.

This program is perfect for families with children ages 4+. Please register on the Chapel Hill Library website.

 

Nov
19
Sat
Get Wild! Fall Colors @ J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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This event is now full. A few spots are still reserved for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor pairs, who may register separately. Please contact bgoldentyer@triangleland.org or 919-908-0054 to register as a mentor pair. Otherwise please join us at future Get Wild! events.

Join TLC and Learning Outside at Irvin Nature Preserve for an evening of family fun celebrating the fall season. We’ll paint pumpkins, use the colorful fall leaves to create sun catchers, try some nature games, and end the night roasting marshmallows over the campfire.

All ages welcome. Please dress for the weather and bring a chair/blanket to sit around the campfire.

 

Dec
11
Sun
Special Guided Walk + Winter in the Woods-RESCHEDULED @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Due to inclement weather this event was changed to December 11th. Please register below to attend.  Triangle Land Conservancy invites its members to Brumley Forest Nature Preserve to celebrate the coming of winter on Sunday December 4th! As a special thank you for your generosity, River Society, Heritage Society, and Loyalty members are invited to meet us at 1:00 PM for a walking tour of the north trails with TLC staff.

Then cross the street at 2:30 to gather by the pond for Winter in the Woods festivities. Enjoy forest inspired foods, sip on mulled wine and hot cider with TLC members and staff as we watch the seasons change at this special property.

Brumley Forest is not yet open to the public so this is a special opportunity for TLC members to visit the land and learn more about our plans for the preserve before the grand opening in Spring! Please register below and indicate in the form whether you plan to attend both activities (you only need to register once in order to attend both events).

This event is for TLC River Society members. Not a River Society member? Join today for $84 per month or more and help to improve lives through conservation!

Winter in the Woods-RESCHEDULED @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Due to inclement weather this event has been postponed until December 11th at 2:30 PM. Please register below to attend this event. 

Triangle Land Conservancy invites its members to Brumley Forest Nature Preserve to celebrate the coming of winter! On Sunday December 4th we will gather by the pond for festivities by a fire. Enjoy forest inspired foods, sip on mulled wine and hot cider with TLC members and staff as we watch the seasons change at this special property.

As a reminder, Brumley Forest is not yet open to the public so this is a special opportunity for TLC members to visit the land and learn more about our plans for the preserve before the grand opening in Spring! Please register below to receive the address for this event.

This event is for TLC members only. Not a TLC member? Join today for just $30 or more and embrace all TLC has to offer!

 

Dec
17
Sat
Get Wild! Winter Solstice @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Celebrate the shortest days of the year by learning how Piedmont critters adapt to these long and cold nights.  We’ll discover signs of winter on a short nature walk, make paper lanterns to light up the night, and roast s’mores around the campfire while the sun starts to set.

This program is open to families with children ages 4 and up. S’mores supplies are provided. We’ll have tarps to sit on, but feel free to bring your own blankets and chairs. Remember to dress for the weather and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty.

Want the chance to use your new lantern? Ours will meet specifications for the Solstice Celebration Lantern Walk, lanternwalkfacebookeventcover-copyhosted by the Hillsborough Arts Council on December 18th at 5:30pm. Take your handmade lantern and join in celebrating the longest night of the year. For more information about the Walk, visit http://www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org/lantern-walk.

Get Wild! is Triangle Land Conservancy’s series of youth-oriented environmental education programs made possible with support from Duke Energy Foundation and the Merck – Neighbor of Choice Program.

 

Jan
29
Sun
Brumley Forest: The Beer! @ Fullsteam Brewery
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

IMG_3354It’s finally here, Brumley Forest: The Beer! Through a partnership with Fullsteam Brewery, a taste of Triangle Land Conservancy’s newest nature preserve has been brewed and bottled and is ready to be released as part of Fullsteam’s Farm’s Edge series. Made with black walnuts and hickories foraged by volunteers and Fullsteam staff from Brumley Forest, the Baltic Porter that head brewer Brian Mandeville created maintains the taste of the deep woods that inspired its creation. IMG_3316

Join Fullsteam and TLC staff, friends, and supporters on January 29th for the official bottle release party! Learn about the labor of love behind the beer from the brewers themselves, and the history and plans for Brumley Forest from TLC’s conservation staff. Try Brumley Forest on tap then buy some bottles to take home or give to friends, and when you do $1 per bottle sold will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy!

While supplies last, anyone who purchases two bottles of Brumley Forest at the release party will also receive a limited edition Farm’s Edge beer glass. Fullsteam’s Chef Kyle McKnight (formerly of Highland Avenue Restaurant in Hickory) will be on site with savory and sweet hand pies also made with black walnuts, get one for free with your purchase of a pint or bottle of Brumley Forest, the beer!

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Mar
18
Sat
WIGO-Wild History Walk @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

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Please register by 5 PM on Friday March 17th.

Take a walk on the wild side with Triangle Land Conservancy and the foraging foodies from Piedmont Picnic Project! This beginner level foraging class will cover foraging basics (including rules and etiquette) and provide a solid knowledge of a handful of practical Piedmont plants to enjoy incorporating into your table._MG_5393

The tour will take place at Walnut Hill in Wake County, closed to the public but abounding with plant diversity and a rich wild history just waiting to be explored. Celebrate the Spring Equinox with spring greens and tiny flowers as we discover this beautiful property. The walk will be followed by a complimentary picnic of foraged and hyper local wild edibles!

TLC Members receive a $5 discount for this event. Not a TLC Member? Your $30  admission price includes a year long TLC Membership, eligible for future discounts and other benefits!

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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May
20
Sat
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:

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!

 

Oct
15
Sun
Annual Membership Day-Members Only @ Brumley Nature Preserve-Service Entrance
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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 Brumley Nature Preserve for an Annual Membership Day celebration. Live music will be provided by the Barred Owls so bring a chair and come enjoy the autumn changes behind the scenes at Brumley. Find out the latest of what TLC has been working on, mingle with members and staff, and learn about some special new projects and partnerships that your support makes possible!

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We hope you can join us for the 2017 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!

 This event is exclusively for TLC members. Not yet a member? Click here to join and attend Membership Day and other events throughout the year. 

Nov
11
Sat
Beers from Here Banquet @ Irvin Nature Preserve
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Get a taste of local lands on November 11th when the 4 Beers from Here breweries invite the public to taste what they’ve brewed with ingredients foraged and recipes inspired by wild and working lands in the Triangle!  Steel StringFullsteam BreweryMystery Brewing Company, and Chatham Cider Works have all created unique beverages based on foraging walks they took on Triangle Land Conservancy preserves to learn about the wild edibles in the Piedmont.

On November 11th local breweries and chefs will join Triangle Land Conservancy at Irvin Farm Preserve to celebrate local lands with local flavors. Each beverage producer will share their creations and local restaurants will provide dishes to accompany them. Funds raised will go to support Triangle Land Conservancy’s work to protect wild and working lands of the Triangle to safeguard clean water, support local farms and food, protect natural habitats, and connect people with nature.

Tickets include full pours of our Beers From Here brews and a full meal including dishes from Vimala’s Curryblossom CaféGoorsha DurhamEast Durham Pie Company and more. Discounts available for TLC members and folks who participated in the walks.

**Members of Triangle Land Conservancy and those who participated in a Beers from Here walk will receive a $5 discount for this event, not a TLC member? Your ticket purchase will include a 1 year TLC membership making you eligible for future events and discounts!

Pre-registration for this event has now closed, but tickets can be purchased at the door for $50. 

Dec
10
Sun
Winter at Walnut Hill- Members Event @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve (address included in registration)
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Planning and preparations have been heating up at the Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill and Triangle Land Conservancy wants our members to be in on the fun. On Sunday December 10th celebrate the coming of winter and our next nature preserve with a bonfire! Watch the seasons change at this special property with TLC members and staff as we discuss its past, present, and future.

As a reminder, Walnut Hill is not yet open to the public so this is a special opportunity for TLC members to visit the land and learn more about our plans for the preserve! Please register below to receive the address for this event.

This event is for TLC members only. Not a TLC member? Join today for just $30 or more and embrace all TLC has to offer!

River Society members are also invited to join us for a 1 PM sneak peek tour of the property, please indicate in your registration below if you plan to attend. Due to limited capacity this tour is limited to River Society members but we will have more sneak peeks next year! 

Many thanks to our friends at Great Outdoor Provision Co. for sponsoring this event and supporting our work at Walnut Hill Nature Preserve!

Jan
23
Tue
Mappy Hour @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mappy Hour is coming to Raleigh-Durham!

Do you live in the city and LOVE the outdoors? Join our pop up Mappy Hour at Durty Bull Brewing to meet like-minded people and plan your next adventure!

What’s Mappy Hour, you ask? Mappy Hour got its start in NYC, but it’s a nationwide movement to bring adventure-loving city-dwellers together and help one another get outside. Want to learn how to kayak? You’re sure to meet someone who’s out on the water every weekend. Planning your first backpacking trip? There’s definitely someone drinking a beer next to you who’s hiked the AT.

At THIS Mappy Hour–
Local science writer, photographer and videographer Mary Lide Parker shares the awesomeness that is her latest project documenting coral reef conservation work in Belize. She’ll offer tips on how to get started scuba diving, snorkeling, and documenting your experience!

We’re also giving back to an amazing organization in our community that gets people outdoors: Triangle Land Conservancy! 50% of profits from the event will be donated to TLC, and they’ll be at the event to talk about their work.

Where: Durty Bull Brewing
When: 6:30-8pm
How: RSVP or pay at the door

Photo: Mary Lide Parker
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Mar
3
Sat
March Nature Walk @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join TLC on this guided hike through Johnston Mill as part of their new monthly hiking series on March 3rd from 9:00 – 11:00 am. We will walk various trails, and search for hidden gems along the way. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

Apr
8
Sun
Nature Walk: Spring Wildflowers in a Piedmont Deciduous Forest @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

** Postponed due to weather until APRIL 8th

Join Carol Ann McCormick, Curator of Herbarium, North Carolina Botanical Garden and Dr. Mark Peifer, Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as we explore the deciduous forest trails of Horton Grove in northern Durham County in search of early spring wildflowers such as bloodroot, trillium, spring beauties and pennywort.  Wear good walking shoes, be prepared to walk 3 miles at a relaxed pace, and please leave pets at home.  Free of charge, but space is limited so registration is required Click here to sign up 

Apr
14
Sat
Wild About Spring Nature Walk @ Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

**POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER TO APRIL 14th

Join TLC on this guided nature hike through Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve looking for the signs of spring. We will explore the trails from 9-11 am. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

Apr
16
Mon
Green Collaborations: Becoming a Part of the Sustainable Community @ Fullsteam Brewery
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
2
Sat
Wild Mushroom ID 101 @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Registration is full; please contact Molly Richard, AmeriCorps@triangleland.org, if you wish to be placed on the wait list.
Join TLC for our June nature walk where we will learn tips and tricks for identifying wild mushrooms at White Pines Nature Preserve.  We will search for 2-3 miles along the trails to identify mushrooms dependent on rain; if conditions are not ideal for mushrooms, we will still have the nature walk, but look for other seasonal plants and animals.
Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water with you. Leashed dogs are also welcome to join in the fun.
This walk is for identification purposes only; foraging is not allowed on any TLC nature preserves.
June Buggin’ for TLC @ Old Milburnie Farm
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on National Land Trust Day (June 2), for a celebration of local food, local booze, local artisans, and local land conservation! 

Triangle Land Conservancy just helped put Beaverdam Lake, the location of Old Milburnie Farm under conservation easement. Here’s some more information about the property and the easement. The easement received the Water Quality Award for 2018 for the City of Raleigh and is a landmark achievement for conserving wild and working lands of the Triangle. This is a great opportunity to see the farm in full swing and celebrate their 

commitment to conservation!

Baird and California Olive Ranch are generously sponsoring the event. Neuse River Brewing and Piedmont Wine Imports will be providing the beer and wine. Old Milburnie Farm, Boulted Bread, Locals Seafood, and California Olive Ranch are providing the fixings for a culinary experience provided by Spread Catering. Raleigh Denim will also be here with a interactive tent (details to come). Ticket price includes: one drink ticket, oysters by the lake, pork tacos, fish fry, salad bar, and three local bands. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are limited so get yours now!

     

Jun
30
Sat
Wild Mushrooms for Beginners @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Due to the dry weather conditions at White Pines over the last couple of weeks, this walk has been cancelled.  Check back in the Fall when conditions will be more favorable. 
Join TLC for an introductory nature walk to wild mushrooms at White Pines Nature Preserve. We will learn tips and tricks for identifying wild mushrooms while searching along 2-3 miles of trail.  If conditions are not ideal for mushrooms, the walk will be postponed until a later date.
Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water with you. Leashed dogs are also welcome to join in the fun.
This walk is for identification purposes only; foraging is not allowed on any TLC nature preserve.
Oct
7
Sun
White Pines Walk – Members Only @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

35 years ago, a dedicated group of volunteers founded Triangle Land Conservancy. Two years later White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County became their first major land purchase project when they bought 136 acres in 1987. Today, TLC has conserved nearly 19,000 acres, and opened 7 public nature preserves. White Pines Nature Preserve is 270 acres now and just got an exciting update with additional trail miles and a canoe launch! 35 is a big birthday, let’s celebrate!

We hope you will join us in Chatham for TLC’s Annual Membership Day! On Sunday, October 7th you will have 2 ways to celebrate:

  • 2 PM A White Pines Member Walk to tread the new trails added to this ancient microclimate. Meet the White Pine trees that inspired the name and the staff members who make trail building possible! Register below to participate. 
  • 4-6 PM A toast to TLC at the Lorax Lane Plant in Pittsboro with Chatham Ciderworks and Fair Game Beverage! Join us for refreshments, libations, updates about our work in Chatham County and our newly updated Strategic Action Plan. Click here to register. 

We hope all our hikers will come to Lorax Lane after their adventures, dress is very casual. 

We hope you can join us for the 2018 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!

 These events are exclusively for TLC members. Not yet a member? Click here to join and attend Membership Day and other events throughout the year.

This event has reached its capacity.

TLC Birthday! – Members Only
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

35 years ago, a dedicated group of volunteers founded Triangle Land Conservancy. Two years later White Pines Nature Preserve in Chatham County became their first major land purchase project when they bought 136 acres in 1987. Today, TLC has conserved nearly 19,000 acres, and opened 7 public nature preserves. White Pines Nature Preserve is 270 acres now and just got an exciting update with additional trail miles and a canoe launch! 35 is a big birthday, let’s celebrate!

Our members are still at the core of what we do for the wild and working lands of the Triangle. You get the word out about land conservation, attend TLC events and bring your friends, champion conservation projects, and are our best ambassadors in the community. This year we are taking Membership Day back to Chatham County to thank you for all that you do and celebrate 35 years of improving lives through conservation!

We hope you will join us in Chatham for TLC’s Annual Membership Day! On Sunday, October 7th you will have 3 ways to celebrate:

  • 2 PM A White Pines Member Walk to tread the new trails added to this ancient microclimate. Meet the White Pine trees that inspired the name and the staff members who make trail building possible! Click here to register.
  • 4-6 PM A toast to TLC at the Lorax Lane Plant in Pittsboro with Chatham Ciderworks and Fair Game Beverage! Join us for refreshments, libations, updates about our work in Chatham County and our newly updated Strategic Action Plan. Please register below so we know how many to expect. 

We have ambitious goals for the next 7 years, including conserving 7,000 more acres in the Triangle and we hope you will help us achieve them. We also want to toast the last 35 years of conservation work that put nearly 19,000 acres under permanent protection. Bring your favorite TLC memories because we’ll be gathering your stories for our archives. We hope all our hikers and paddlers will come to Lorax Lane after their adventures, dress is very casual. 

We hope you can join us for the 2018 Annual Membership Day and celebrate all you have done to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live!

 These events are exclusively for TLC members. Not yet a member? Click here to join and attend Membership Day and other events throughout the year.

Nov
17
Sat
Get Wild! Fall Colors @ J. Logan and Elinor Moore Irvin Nature Preserve
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join TLC at Irvin Nature Preserve for a morning of family fun celebrating the fall season. We’ll learn about why leaves change color while looking for some of our own to use for seasonal crafts!  This is a free event but does require pre registration.  See below to register.

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

Dec
9
Sun
***Canceled due to inclement weather*** Winter in the Woods @ Brumley Nature Preserve- Service Entrance
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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[caption id="attachment_6381" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Photo by: Caroline Gilmore[/caption]

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Triangle Land Conservancy invites its members to Brumley Forest Nature Preserve to celebrate the coming of winter! On Sunday December 9th we will gather by the pond for festivities by a fire. Enjoy forest inspired foods, sip on hot cider with TLC members and staff as we watch the seasons change at this special property.

 

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

Jun
8
Sat
Wild Mushroom ID 101-CANCELLED @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Due to dry conditions resulting in lack of mushrooms, this walk has been cancelled.  We will reschedule for the fall.
Join TLC for a June nature walk where we will learn tips and tricks for identifying wild mushrooms at White Pines Nature Preserve.  Mushroom expert and volunteer hike leader Susannah will be guiding us along the trails to find the best spots for wild mushrooms, which we will learn how to ID.  The mushroom pictured was found by Susannah!
Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water with you. Leashed dogs are also welcome to join in the fun.  This is a free event, but does require registration.  There are limited spots so be sure to sign up below!
This TLC hosted walk is for identification and light sampling purposes only; foraging is not allowed on any TLC nature preserves.

 

Jul
26
Fri
July Final Friday Nature Walk @ Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill
Jul 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join TLC on a guided walk and a catch and release activity on Friday, July 26th from 4-5pm at the Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, which is set to open April 2020.  This is a perfect event if you are interested to see what critters inhabit the Frog Pond!

Make sure to bring bug spray, water, and feel free to bring a fishing rod. Small dipping nets will be provided while supplies last. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. The address for the preserve will be included in your confirmation email.

This is a free, family-friendly program and pre-registration is required. Registration for the event is now closed. Please email Dymond Generette for more information.

Afterward, there will be a celebration dinner a few minutes away at the new Oaky Grove Farm in Wendell, NC which takes place from 5-8pm. Oaky Grove Farm is a new farm in Wendell, NC and the celebration dinner is for the Karen refugee farmers from Burma. We hope you will attend both events. Please register for dinner at Oaky Grove here.

 

Sep
27
Fri
RESCHEDULED: September Final Friday Nature Walk @ Sarah and Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

*Due to low registration, we are rescheduling our nature walk. Please consider registering for the October Final Friday Nature Walk instead.* 

Come join TLC on a guided walk Friday, September 27th from 4-5:30pm at the Sarah and Bailey Williamson Nature Preserve at Walnut Hill, which is set to open April 25th, 2020. 

Make sure to bring bug spray, water, and feel free to bring a fishing rod. Small dipping nets will be provided while supplies last. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

 

Oct
12
Sat
Wild Mushroom ID 101 @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join TLC for an October nature walk where we will learn tips and tricks for identifying wild mushrooms at White Pines Nature Preserve.  A mushroom expert and volunteer will be guiding us along the trails to find the best spots for wild mushrooms, which we will learn how to ID.  The mushroom pictured was found by mushroom expert and volunteer Susannah!
Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water with you. Leashed dogs are also welcome to join in the fun.  This is a free event but does require registration.  There are limited spots so be sure to sign up below!
This TLC hosted walk is for identification and light sampling purposes only; foraging is not allowed on any TLC nature preserves.

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