Events

TLC nature preserves are still open! Stay 6 feet apart, take all trash with you, and avoid overcrowding the parking lots.

Update: All in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays remain postponed through May. We have also postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. More details here.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More information is available here.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More details and RSVP here.

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Photos courtesy of Ana Caicedo Macia

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This event was rescheduled from January 19th. 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of UCAN Catawba Trail Farm.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
15
Sat
*Rescheduled* Power Hike @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are rescheduling the event to February 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Those who were registered should have received an email. Please contact Elicia at americorps@triangleland.org if you did not. 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy a winter morning at Horton Grove Nature Preserve!  We will guide you on an exploratory hike through the preserve.  Haven’t logged a hike for TLC’s Hiking Challenge yet?  Make this your first one!  Leashed dogs are welcome to join.

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

Mar
12
Thu
CANCELED: Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests @ NC Museum of Natural Sciences – Nature Research Center
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to the growing threat of coronavirus/COVID-19, Triangle Land Conservancy has made the decision to cancel tomorrow’s sold-out Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests. After considering the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ event recommendations for the Triangle, we decided it is in the best interest of our community’s health to call off tomorrow’s event, which was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

We apologize for any inconvenience and are disappointed to cancel, particularly given the community’s enthusiasm for the program, but the health and safety of our community is our most important consideration.

We will reschedule for a later date. Thank you for your patience.

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

 

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

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

Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

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

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

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

 

CANCELED: Urban Bats & Urban Legends @ Brumley Nature Preserve - South
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

Join TLC and Eric of Humane Homes as we dispel common bat myths and shine a light on the ways they enrich our lives. We’ll discuss bat biology, behavior, and conservation needs. You’ll also build bat boxes that you can take home! Spring is an ideal time to install a bat house as they are coming out of hibernation and migrating home for summer.

Limit of 10 boxes to be constructed, 1 per family. We provide instructions and tools, but feel free to bring a hammer. Resources will be provided on the placement and installation of bat boxes.

This program is free, but registration is required.

 

CANCELED: Wild History Walk & Tasting: Spring Greens & Tiny Flowers @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CANCELED: Wild History Walk & Tasting: Spring Greens & Tiny Flowers @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve

Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

Take a walk on the wild side with Piedmont Picnic Project and celebrate the coming of spring! 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. The walk will be followed by a complimentary picnic of foods made from foraged and hyper-local wild edibles!

The tour will take place at TLC’s Bailey & Sarah Williamson Preserve in Wake County, abounding with plant diversity and a rich wild history just waiting to be explored.

Reserve your spot through TLC here.

Mar
18
Wed
REMOTE: Fire in North Carolina Guest Lecture @ Remote Zoom meeting
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The recorded webinar can be found HERE.

 

Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be hosting this event through remote video conferencing.

Do you think of a fire in the forest as a wild, uncontrollable force? Interestingly, humans have intentionally used “wildland fire” as a tool for many thousands of years. Join us for TLC’s first remote guest lecture series via Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30-8:00pm! Laurel Kays is an Extension Assistant with NC State University Extension Forestry, where she specializes in wildland fire. Laurel works with landowners, professionals, and other partners across the Southeast to improve wildland fire management and increase the use of safe and effective prescribed fire. Her presentation “Fire in North Carolina: A Human and Natural History” will focus on North Carolina and how our fire history and human history are fundamentally linked. 

Details on the Zoom meeting will be provided to registered participants via email.  Registration will close at 3pm on Wednesday, March 18. 

 

This lecture series was intended to be presented at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. We have decided to shift to a virtual format in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mar
21
Sat
CANCELED: Grand Opening Volunteer Orientation @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

We’re preparing for the Grand Opening of the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve on April 25th, and we need your help to make it a success! We will need a lot of volunteers to handle duties such as staffing information booths, leading hikes, or assisting with our Star Party.

This volunteer orientation is specific to the Grand Opening. We will meet at the preserve to discuss the days events and the various volunteer roles. We’ll also lead you on a brief tour of the preserve.

The preserve address will be provided after registration.

 

Photo courtesy of Ana Caicedo Macia

Mar
25
Wed
Conservation Conversations featuring TLC’s Eliza Lawdley @ Remote Zoom Meeting
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Conservation Conversations featuring TLC's Eliza Lawdley @ Remote Zoom Meeting

TLC is excited to introduce its virtual series Conservation Conversations! Every Wednesday evening over the next few weeks, we will host a speaker who will share information about the work they are doing to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

For our first event, TLC Farm Manager Eliza Lawdley will be talking about Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve and regenerative agriculture in a modified version of the presentation she planned to give at Wild Ideas for Farms and Forests.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation during this time of social distancing!

Mar
29
Sun
CANCELED: Get Wild! Frog Songs and Waterdogs @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Update: TLC has made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person organized events, hikes, and workdays through March. More details here.

Join TLC for our monthly family program as we search the forest and streams for salamanders and small critters. We’ll also learn the many songs of North Carolina frogs and use instruments to create our own froggy symphony.

This program is open to people of all ages, but activities are best suited for those ages 4 and up.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

 

Apr
1
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Conservation from Start to Stewardship featuring TLC’s Margaret Sands @ Zoom
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conservation Conversations: Conservation from Start to Stewardship featuring TLC's Margaret Sands @ Zoom

Join us for our second Conservation Conversations! Every Wednesday evening through April, we will host a speaker who will share information about the work they are doing to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

TLC’s Conservation Manager Margaret Sands will share TLC’s process for conserving land in her presentation Conservation from Start to Stewardship. She’ll cover the tools we use to protect wild and working lands and how we prioritize projects to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant place to live.

Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Casey Therrien. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation during this time of social distancing!

Apr
8
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Steering the StewardShip @ Zoom
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conservation Conversations: Steering the StewardShip @ Zoom

Interested in learning more about how TLC cares for our conserved properties? TLC’s Associate Director of Stewardship Matt Rutledge and Stewardship Associate Caroline Durham will be talking about what stewardship means and how TLC takes care of our protected lands during our third Conservation Conversations webinar.

Join us every Wednesday evening to learn more about the work conservationists are doing to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. Event registration will close at 3 p.m. on April 8. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation during this time of social distancing!

Apr
15
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Learning in Nature! @ Zoom
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for Conservation Conversations: Learning in Nature! Our friends Wendy Banning, director and co-founder of Learning Outside, and Marty Jorgensen, program director at Schoolhouse of Wonder, will be joining TLC AmeriCorps member Elicia Senff to share outdoor education activities for kids.

Join us every Wednesday evening to learn more about the work conservationists are doing to make the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

Apr
22
Wed
TLC Giving Day 2020
Apr 22 all-day

Save the date! #NatureNeedsTLC on April 22!

This Earth Day, support local conservation to help unlock $25,000 to accelerate the conservation of the lands you love. TLC is doubling the pace of conservation to safeguard clean water, support local farms and food, protect wildlife habitat, and connect people to nature. A generous longtime TLC supporter has offered to match all donations during this 24-hour challenge to help us meet our bold conservation goals. Mark your calendars for April 22!

Conservation Conversations: Nature Needs TLC @ Zoom
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For TLC Giving Day and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, TLC Executive Director Sandy Sweitzer will be talking with TLC board members about what inspired their passion for conservation! We hope you’ll join in on the fun for this special day.

Every Wednesday evening, we are hosting webinars so you can learn from conservationists and outdoor educators who are making the Triangle a healthier and more vibrant region. You will have an opportunity to connect with the speaker through the chat functionality and while we hope to answer most of your questions, please note that we may not be able to answer all of them in the time allotted.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. Event registration will close at 3 p.m. on April 22. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation during this time of social distancing!

 

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

In light of the latest guidelines from the CDC about COVID-19 and postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, TLC has postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, which was scheduled for April 25.

We also realized that after making the difficult decision to postpone our March and early April volunteer workdays, it would be more difficult for us to prepare the preserve for its opening day. Our amazing volunteers are an integral part of the Grand Opening of Williamson Preserve (and all our work!) helping to build trails, clear debris, and finish all the other tasks needed to prepare the preserve for its opening day. It’s never been more clear that we can’t do our work without our loyal and hardworking volunteers.

We will be rescheduling the celebration and will be in touch with a new date in the coming weeks. While it was a difficult to decision to make, we look forward to gathering together at a future date, and we know that thanks to our community’s support, we will continue to do what we can to prepare the preserve for its future opening day.

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

 

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

POSTPONED: 2020 Statewide Star Party @ Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
Apr 25 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

In light of the latest guidelines from the CDC about COVID-19 and postponing gatherings of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks, TLC has postponed the Grand Opening of Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve, as well as the Star Party, which were scheduled for April 25.

We also realized that after making the difficult decision to postpone our March and early April volunteer workdays, it would be more difficult for us to prepare the preserve for its opening day. Our amazing volunteers are an integral part of the Grand Opening of Williamson Preserve (and all our work!) helping to build trails, clear debris, and finish all the other tasks needed to prepare the preserve for its opening day. It’s never been more clear that we can’t do our work without our loyal and hardworking volunteers.

We will be rescheduling the celebration and will be in touch with a new date in the coming weeks. While it was a difficult to decision to make, we look forward to gathering together at a future date, and we know that thanks to our community’s support, we will continue to do what we can to prepare the preserve for its future opening day.

Join Triangle Land Conservancy from 8:30-10:30pm at the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve after our Grand Opening on April 25, 2020 for the 2020 Statewide Star Party! Our 405-acre preserve is located away from the city light pollution to allow you to see the night sky through telescopes compliments of the Raleigh Astronomy Club! Come learn about the constellations, ask astronomy questions, and enjoy hands-on activities from the Star Party kit perfect for all ages! The address will be provided via confirmation email. 

The Statewide Star Party is made possible by grant support from N.C. Space Grant.

Apr
29
Wed
Conservation Conversations: The Importance of Conservation Lands to Our Feathered Friends @ Zoom
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Conservation Conversations: The Importance of Conservation Lands to Our Feathered Friends @ Zoom

What kinds of birds can you find at TLC preserves? TLC Director of Conservation and Stewardship Bo Howes will share his passion for protecting open space for birds at the next Conservation Conversations! His presentation will include information on how we conserve land to benefit many different species of birds (as well as some gorgeous photos)!

Conservation Conversations are held every Wednesday evening via Zoom! You can see previous videos here.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. Event registration will close at 3 p.m. on April 29. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation!

 

May
6
Wed
Conservation Conversations: Adventures on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail @ Zoom
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Have you always been curious about the Mountains-to-Sea Trail? Have you been wanting to start hiking with your family but don’t know where to start? Join Betsy Brown, Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s Outreach Manager, Christine Wilson, TLC’s Director of Advancement, and her family as they share their knowledge and tips about hiking adventures on and off the Mountains-to-Sea Trail!
Conservation Conversations are held every Wednesday evening via Zoom! You can see previous videos here.

Please register for this event below! We will share the Zoom meeting information to registered participants via email. Event registration will close at 3 p.m. on May 6. We’re looking forward to connecting with you all and sharing information on conservation!

May
13
Wed
Remote: Legacy of Lead in the Soils of Durham Webinar @ Zoom
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Did you know that despite the phase-out of leaded gasoline and paint in the 1970s, lead exposure remains a critical public health issue? Join us for TLC’s guest lecture series via Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 13 from 7:00-8:00pm! Anna Wade is a Ph.D. candidate at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, where she studies the impact of land-use legacies on soils. Her research includes a study on historic lead contamination in Durham’s soils. Anna holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from Duke University and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University. Her presentation “Legacy of Lead in the Soils of Durham” will focus on how cities are beginning to map soil lead levels to combat the issue of soil lead contamination. A better understanding of soil lead contamination will help ensure that residents in urban areas have greater access to healthy and vibrant environments.

Zoom meeting details will be provided via confirmation email. Registration will close at 3pm on Wednesday, May 13. The webinar will be recorded for participants who were not able to attend.

 

This lecture series was intended to be presented at Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve. We have decided to shift to a virtual format in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jun
3
Wed
Conservation Conversations: National Trails Day
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a special Conservation Conversations celebrating National Trails Day! Listen in as we discuss some of our favorite places to hike, bike, and run, as well as information on Leave No Trace principles. National Trails Day is Saturday, June 6.

Conservation Conversations are held every other Wednesday evening via Zoom! You can see previous videos here.

Registration is now closed. Please email Deja Smith at dsmith@triangleland.org with questions. Thank you!

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