Events

Get Wild! Find your next adventure with TLC. View and register for upcoming events, or search by category for different types of events.

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities? Please visit our VolunteerHub page to see all our upcoming opportunities.

May
9
Wed
Walnut Wednesday! @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve (address included in registration)
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at TLC’s next nature preserve, Walnut Hill, for Walnut Wednesday! In addition to its agricultural and historical significance, Walnut Hill Farm contains contiguous, unfragmented forests as well as several streams that drain into Marks Creek and the Neuse River. The property is also adjacent to the Riverwalk conservation tract to the south, which is owned by the State and under a stewardship management agreement with the Town of Clayton. The Riverwalk tract links Walnut Hill Farm to the Neuse River and the Neuse River Greenway, segments of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

On Walnut Wednesday we need your help to take our first steps towards opening this preserve to the public by clearing overgrown brush areas and mending fence lines.

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!

Please note, this preserve is not yet open to the public so the address will be sent in your automatic confirmation email upon registration.

May
12
Sat
Get Wild! Remarkable Reptiles – Cancelled @ White Pines Nature Preserve
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

**CANCELLED

Join Triangle Land Conservancy for the family program all about reptiles.  We will learn about the slithery and secretive lives of snakes, lizards, and turtles who call the Triangle home.

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. Don’t forget your water, sunscreen, and bug spray.

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

 

May
17
Thu
Office Volunteers Needed @ Triangle Land Conservancy Office
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the hubbub by assisting TLC staff with office-based projects include hanging pictures, stuffing envelopes, organizing office clutter, preparing for events and other miscellaneous projects. Gather with your fellow volunteers to help to knock out some projects and paperwork! Basic Microsoft Office skills would be very helpful!

Sign up below to participate. Contact Margaret Sands, msands@triangleland.org with questions.

May
19
Sat
We Can! UCAN Work Days
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TLC’s partner Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is transforming a TLC property in northern Durham into a community learning garden and needs your help to make it happen! Come out on Saturday to help UCAN create the Catawba Trail Farm located at:
2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27712.

Work will begin at 9:00 am and end no later than 1:00 pm.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

It’s finally planting time so come help sow the seeds that will grow this wonderful community garden!

 

Please register here to attend and receive updates about the workday.

May
26
Sat
We Can! UCAN Work Days
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TLC’s partner Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is transforming a TLC property in northern Durham into a community learning garden and needs your help to make it happen! Come out on Saturday to help UCAN create the Catawba Trail Farm located at:
2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway
Durham, NC 27712.

Work will begin at 9:00 am and end no later than 1:00 pm.

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

It’s finally planting time so come help sow the seeds that will grow this wonderful community garden!

 

Please register here to attend and receive updates about the workday.

May
31
Thu
Land Jam-Land Trust Day Pre-Party! @ Cameron Village Great Outdoor Provision Co.
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Celebrate public lands at Cameron Village. We kick off Land Trust Day weekend early with music from Lake Chamberlain and local pours from Big Boss. Plus – learn more about Patagonia Action Works – connecting volunteers with environmental causes. Meet the folks from Triangle Land Conservancy and Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail!

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
6
Wed
Walnut Wednesday! @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve (address included in registration)
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at TLC’s next nature preserve, Walnut Hill, for Walnut Wednesday! In addition to its agricultural and historical significance, Walnut Hill Farm contains contiguous, unfragmented forests as well as several streams that drain into Marks Creek and the Neuse River. The property is also adjacent to the Riverwalk conservation tract to the south, which is owned by the State and under a stewardship management agreement with the Town of Clayton. The Riverwalk tract links Walnut Hill Farm to the Neuse River and the Neuse River Greenway, segments of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

On Walnut Wednesday we need your help to take our first steps towards opening this preserve to the public by clearing overgrown brush areas and mending fence lines.

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!

Please note, this preserve is not yet open to the public so the address will be sent in your automatic confirmation email upon registration.

Jun
9
Sat
Get Wild! Campfire @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration is full; please contact Molly Richard, AmeriCorps@triangleland.org, if you wish to be placed on the wait list.  You may also join TLC for Get Wild! Creek Critters on June 23rd.

Join us for this kid focused event learning campfire safety and getting a rare chance to see the preserve after dark. As it starts to get dusky, we’ll walk a mile long loop, and then as the sun sets, we’ll make a campfire to toast some marshmallows for s’mores.

S’mores supplies are provided. Please bring your own flashlight or headlamp if you have one and lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

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

Jun
20
Wed
Walnut Wednesday! @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve (address included in registration)
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us at TLC’s next nature preserve, Walnut Hill, for Walnut Wednesday! In addition to its agricultural and historical significance, Walnut Hill Farm contains contiguous, unfragmented forests as well as several streams that drain into Marks Creek and the Neuse River. The property is also adjacent to the Riverwalk conservation tract to the south, which is owned by the State and under a stewardship management agreement with the Town of Clayton. The Riverwalk tract links Walnut Hill Farm to the Neuse River and the Neuse River Greenway, segments of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

On Walnut Wednesday we need your help to take our first steps towards opening this preserve to the public by clearing overgrown brush areas and mending fence lines.

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!

Please note, this preserve is not yet open to the public so the address will be sent in your automatic confirmation email upon registration.

Jun
23
Sat
Get Wild! Creek Critters @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The creek at Johnston Mill is home to crayfish, frogs, salamanders, turtles, and a variety of fish. After a shaded walk out to the creek entrance, we’ll take nets into the water to see some of these creek critters up close. We’ll also talk about some of the reasons it’s so important to keep these aquatic habitats clean and learn some tricks for catching crayfish, frogs, and salamanders.

This program is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Children younger than 5 may have trouble with the walk or rocky creek bottom. Walking in the creek is optional. We recommend closed-toed shoes such as old sneakers or rain boots if you will be entering the creek. We will meet at the Turkey Farm Road Entrance.

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

Jun
29
Fri
Volunteer Opportunity at Brumley @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Jun 29 – Jul 22 all-day

Brumley Survey Crew Volunteer

Description: TLC would like to invite you to join us and provide your support as a Survey Crew Volunteer for a survey project to be coordinated by one of our summer interns, Berekia. For a period of 3 weeks, we will be conducting a survey at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve to track the number of visitors at the site. The Survey Crew Volunteer will help us hand out survey sheets to incoming or outgoing visitors to assess how much value they ascribe to the preserve.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Do a headcount of every incoming visitor
• Greet each visitor and ask if they would like to take a survey
• Explain the purpose of survey

Qualifications:
• Be at least 16 years old
• Be able to follow precise instructions and protocols
• Be able to communicate clearly and concisely
• Be comfortable working outdoors
• Ability to work in team or alone (we plan for each shift to have at least 2 volunteers)

Time/Place:
• Select your desired shift(s) as you sign up to volunteer
• 3 hours per shift is required, additional time is at your discretion
• The survey will be administered at Brumley Forest Nature Preserve

Please sign up here with all dates and times you would be available to volunteer.

If you have any questions, please contact Berekia Divanga at berekia_dn@yahoo.fr.

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.
McIver Landing to Deep River Park @ McIver Landing
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

paddle deep riverGentle 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.

Trip runs approximately 3.5 hours

These trips include: Canoe or kayaks, guide service, and TLC representatives historical perspective.

Click here to register

TLC members get a $10 discount on Deep River trips when they use the promo code TLC18 at checkout.

Jul
14
Sat
Get Wild! Krafty Kids – Cancelled @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve - South Parking lot
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

**Cancelled due to low pre-registration. Please check back in the Fall for the next Get Wild! family program. 

Join Triangle Land Conservancy Saturday, July 14th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for Get Wild! Krafty Kids.  This youth-oriented program will explore Brumley’s forests and prairies through the use of arts and crafts.  With nature journals in hands, we will draw, color, and trace the different plants and animals we find, and dive into our creative side with some nature-themed crafts.

Nature journals and other supplies will be provided, but please bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray with you.

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

 

Jul
21
Sat
The Time is Ripe! @ Irvin Learning Farm
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This summer, Fullsteam Brewery is helping TLC to fight back against invasive plants! On July 21st we’re teaming up with for an Autumn Olive Harvest to help rid Irvin Farm 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!

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Chatham Ciderworks is also “pear”ing up with us for another delicious partnership. This time using the pears from some old trees at Irvin Farm! We’ll pick some pears then celebrate a job well done with a cider tasting in the shade. All foragers will also get a wooden nickel for a free beer at Fullsteam! Then keep an eye out for original brews made from the very fruits of your labor. The time is ripe!

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.

Aug
4
Sat
Carbonton to McIver Landing @ McIver Landing
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

paddle deep riverGentle 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.

Trip runs approximately 3.5 hours

These trips include: Canoe or kayaks, guide service, and TLC representatives historical perspective.

Click here to register

TLC members get a $10 discount on Deep River trips when they use the promo code TLC18 at checkout.

Aug
25
Sat
That Old House @ Blalock property approximately 30 minutes south of downtown Raleigh, address included in registration confirmation.
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Blalock property in Wake County 30 minutes south of Raleigh is home to beautiful streams, forests, and an old house that would be a great environmental education center! Unfortunately the house was abandoned with many old belongings left inside and has fallen into disrepair. In order to give it new purpose we need your help to clean out the things left behind and make way for new plans! Join us and the Raleigh Midtown Rotary Club on August 25th for a summer cleaning day! Roll up your sleeves to help us remove old books, furniture, magazines and more from the house and give it new life.

This property is not open to the public, the exact address will be included in your registration confirmation email, it is located about 30 minutes south of downtown Raleigh. Please register below so we know how many to expect and can send you further details.

**The house has been vacant for several years, though we will provide masks this task is probably not suitable for those with severe allergies. 

Sep
6
Thu
Wild and Scenic Film Festival @ Carrboro Century Center
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Haw River Assembly is bringing the nationally recognized Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Carrboro! Join us for a night of environmental and adventure films that depict the beauty of the natural world, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. The films inspire activism and call us all to protect the places we love. *Please note that some films may not be suitable for children.

Doors open at 6:30pm, and films start promptly at 7pm. Come early to visit with friends and check out the work of partner organizations like Triangle Land Conservancy and Friends of Bolin Creek! Free appetizers provided. Beer and Wine available for purchase from Steel String Brewery. Kombucha and other non-alcoholic fermented beverages for purchase from Boro Beverage. Partial proceeds benefit the Haw River Assembly! Purchase raffle tickets to win prizes from Haw River Canoe & Kayak, Great Outdoor Provision Company, Cameron’s and more.

Click here for tickets!

Sep
20
Thu
Walnut Hill Public Update @ Good Hope Baptist Church
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us at our next meeting of the Walnut Hill Advisory Committee. A team from Regenerative Design Group will be presenting preliminary ideas for an Agricultural Concept Plan for Walnut Hill. The presentation will take about 45 minutes, followed by discussion and feedback on September 20th from 3-5 PM.

Come hear their plans for the preserve during a formal presentation at Good Hope Baptist Church on September 20th. Food and refreshments provided.

In addition to its agricultural and historical significance, Walnut Hill Farm contains contiguous, unfragmented forests as well as several streams that drain into Marks Creek and the Neuse River. The property is also adjacent to the Riverwalk conservation tract to the south, which is owned by the State and under a stewardship management agreement with the Town of Clayton. The Riverwalk tract links Walnut Hill Farm to the Neuse River and the Neuse River Greenway, segments of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Please register below so we know how many to expect. 

Sep
23
Sun
Beers from Here-Horton Grove Nature Preserve @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 23 @ 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 23rd join Starpoint Brewing, Durty Bull Brewing Company, and Fullsteam Brewery on a wild edibles exploration walk. Opened in 2012, Horton Grove Nature Preserve is Triangle Land Conservancy’s largest public preserve with 708 acres. Visitors can currently enjoy approximately eight miles of trail, including the That Makes Sense Interpretative Trail for kids These trails wind through mature forests, including upland oak-hickory forests, beech slopes, and several stands of mixed pine and hardwoods. TLC has restored two small native plant meadows here, including a 20-acre warm season grassland surrounding the main parking area.

**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
29
Sat
Bug Bioblitz-Sweep Nets @ Brumley Nature Preserve-North Parking Lot
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The North Carolina Entomological Society has teamed up with Triangle Land Conservancy to host the Brumley Bug Bioblitz on the afternoon of September 29, 2018.  We hope to document as many insects, spiders, and other arthropods as possible and upload the photos to iNaturalist where they can be shared with scientists and naturalists.  Anyone hiking at Brumley Nature Preserve this afternoon is welcome to photograph and submit bug photos to the Brumley Bug Bioblitz project on iNaturalist. For those who want a chance to explore the preserve’s diversity of insects more thoroughly, we are offering three structured events guided by the NCES.  These events are free, but pre-registration is required. Please register below for the Sweep Net and Beat Sheet hike.

Sweep Net and Beat Sheet Hike 2 – 3 pm

Get a chance catch bugs like a real entomologist!  We will use sweep nets and beat sheets to sample insects on plants.  After photographing them, we will release them back into the wild. Bring your phone or camera to help take photos.  Insect nets and beat sheets will be provided. 

Bug Bioblitz- Cover Boards @ Brumley Nature Preserve-North Parking Lot
Sep 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The North Carolina Entomological Society has teamed up with Triangle Land Conservancy to host the Brumley Bug Bioblitz on the afternoon of September 29, 2018.  We hope to document as many insects, spiders, and other arthropods as possible and upload the photos to iNaturalist where they can be shared with scientists and naturalists.  Anyone hiking at Brumley Nature Preserve this afternoon is welcome to photograph and submit bug photos to the Brumley Bug Bioblitz project on iNaturalist. For those who want a chance to explore the preserve’s diversity of insects more thoroughly, we are offering three structured events guided by the NCES.  These events are free, but pre-registration is required please register below for the coverboard and pitfall trap hike at 3:30 PM.

Cover Board and Pitfall Trap Hike  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Get a peek at the hidden world of ground dwelling insects.  During this hike we will photograph live insects collected in pitfall traps or under cover boards, then release them back into the wild.  Bring your phone or camera to help take photos. Who knows what amazing critters we might discover?

Bug Bioblitz-Insects at Night @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The North Carolina Entomological Society has teamed up with Triangle Land Conservancy to host the Brumley Bug Bioblitz on the afternoon of September 29, 2018.  We hope to document as many insects, spiders, and other arthropods as possible and upload the photos to iNaturalist where they can be shared with scientists and naturalists.  Anyone hiking at Brumley Nature Preserve this afternoon is welcome to photograph and submit bug photos to the Brumley Bug Bioblitz project on iNaturalist. For those who want a chance to explore the preserve’s diversity of insects more thoroughly, we are offering three structured events guided by the NCES.  These events are free, but pre-registration is required. Please register below for the coverboard and pitfall trap hike at 3:30 PM.

Insects at NIGHT  8:00 PM-10:00 PM 

Normally, the Brumley Nature Preserve is closed after dark, but not tonight! Come discover the mysterious world of night-flying insects.  We will photograph as many insects as we can at various insect-attracting light traps. Bring a camera, a headlamp or flashlight, and plenty of curiosity.   

 

Sep
30
Sun
Beers from Here-Walnut Hill @ 20 Minutes east of Raleigh. Address Included in Registration
Sep 30 @ 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 30th join Trophy BrewingBotanist and Barrel, and Steel String Brewery as we explore the wild edibles of Walnut Hill Nature Preserve. This property is not yet open to the public so this is a rare chance to see it before it opens.

**Please note, foraging is only permitted on TLC properties under special circumstances and supervision of TLC staff. This property is not yet open to the public. The address is included with registration for privacy reasons.

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

Oct
2
Tue
Beers from Here-White Pines @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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.

RESCHEDULED On October 2nd join Mystery Brewing Company, and Chatham Cider Works as we explore the wild edibles of White Pines Nature Preserve. This 275 acre preserve in Chatham County was Triangle Land Conservancy’s first. Our founders agreed that the pre-historic micro-climate here with species usually only found in the mountains was worth conserving and sharing! For our 35th anniversary it got an update with new trails and a canoe launch.

We are excited to partner with Abundance Healing Arts who will help guide the walk and provide plenty of information on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. “Planty” Kim Calhoun has been visiting White Pines for over 10 years and is excited to share her knowledge of its bounty with local beverage partners.

**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.

Oct
6
Sat
First Saturday Walk-Horton Grove Nature Preserve @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join TLC for a guided hike at Horton Grove Nature Preserve in Durham County. As part of TLC’s monthly nature walks, we will explore the trails from 10 am-12 pm. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

 We will meet at the gravel parking lot on the North end of the preserve at the start of the Holman Loop.  Andrew and Sophie will be leading this walk and look forward to sharing Horton Grove Nature Preserve with you!

 

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.

Oct
28
Sun
Get Wild! Happy Halloween-CANCELLED @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come join us for Halloween fun at Horton Grove Nature preserve! We are going to be exploring a TLC trail, playing Halloween themed games, and enjoying a treat while learning about some of the under appreciated animals we see a lot of this time of year.  Feel free to come in your best costume!  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.

Nov
3
Sat
First Saturday Walk-Mushroom ID! @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at White Pines Nature preserve for our monthly guided hike!  This month will be an introduction to different species of mushrooms that we find along the trail.  Learn tips and tricks for identifying mushrooms during your next hike, and enjoy starting your month off in nature.

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.

This is a free event but pre registration is required.  See below to register.

Nuts for Conservation @ North Side Service Entrance Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 Fullsteam is Nuts for Conservation and want you to be too! They have decided to bring back the deliciously popular Brumley Forest Baltic Porter for another year to celebrate Triangle Land Conservancy’s newest preserve, Brumley Nature Preserve. This beer is made with black walnuts and hickory nuts harvested from the property itself so we need your help to harvest the ingredients.**

Come out on Saturday to walk the North side of Brumley and gather nuts for Fullsteam. We will use the service entrance to get closer to the trees, not the main public entrance. All foragers will get a wooden nickel good for a free beer at Fullsteam! 

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

Register below to join us on Saturday, November 3rd at Brumley Nature Preserve to go nuts for conservation!

 

Nov
11
Sun
Nuts for Conservation @ Brumley Equipment Shed
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 Fullsteam is Nuts for Conservation and want you to be too! They have decided to bring back the deliciously popular Brumley Forest Baltic Porter for another year to celebrate Triangle Land Conservancy’s newest preserve, Brumley Nature Preserve. This beer is made with black walnuts and hickory nuts harvested from the property itself so we need your help to harvest the ingredients.**

We’ll have two opportunities for foraging this year in hopes of an even bigger batch. So join us on Sunday at the Brumley service entrance to gather nuts for Fullsteam. We will use the service entrance to get closer to the trees, this is not a public entrance. All foragers will get a wooden nickel good for a free beer at Fullsteam! 

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

Register below to join us on Sunday, November 11th at Brumley Nature Preserve to go nuts for conservation!

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.

Nov
23
Fri
#OptOutside Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Opt Outside on Black Friday with REI and TLC! Skip the long lines and walk off your Thanksgiving dinner at Horton Grove Nature Preserve on November 23rd at 1 PM. TLC staff members Melissa Kennedy and Deja Smith will lead this moderately paced hike around our beautiful preserve, giving you the chance to see a variety of native habitats and the wildlife that lives there!

Come for your first introduction to Horton Grove Nature Preserve or to learn something new about one of your favorite places, with over 8 miles of trail there’s lots to explore at Horton Grove Nature Preserve on November 23rd and every day!  Join the #OptOutside movement with us.

Dec
1
Sat
First Saturday Walk @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Start your December off with a guided hike at beautiful Johnston Mill Nature Preserve.  As part of TLC’s monthly nature walks, we will explore the trails from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Families and pets (on leashes) are welcome. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear.

Pre registration required.

Dec
5
Wed
Wild Ideas for Tomorrow, Today @ The Frontier at RTP
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In 1983, an ambitious group of volunteers founded Triangle Land Conservancy to conserve land for tomorrow. 35 years later, TLC has protected over 18,500 acres in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Orange, and Wake Counties. We’ve opened 7 public nature preserves where people can connect with nature on their own or during one of our 60+ events per year. We manage 3 farm properties where partners are given the land they need to grow food for their communities. But are we ready for the next 35 years?

On December 5th, step into the future when 5 speakers share 5 minute insights on 5 topics for tomorrow. At Wild Ideas for Tomorrow, Today we’ll explore Triangle population growth trends, our changing climate in the Piedmont, who will carry the legacy of the land, and what Triangle Land Conservancy envisions as we continue to conserve “land for tomorrow.”

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

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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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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!

Dec
13
Thu
Meteor Shower Hike @ Brumley Nature Preserve-Main Entrance
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join TLC at Brumley Nature Preserve for a night hike to see the Geminid meteor shower!  It is supposed to be the brightest meteor shower of the year, with up to 100 meteors per hour.  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!

We will use the main entrance off of New Hope Church Rd.

Pre registration required.

 

 

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