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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This summer, Fullsteam Brewery is helping TLC to fight back against invasive plants! On July 8th we’re teaming up for an Autumn Olive Harvest to help rid Brumley Forest of one of the most destructive non-native plants in the area. Autumn olive is an invasive species that out-competes and displaces native plants by creating a dense shade that hinders the growth of plants that need lots of sun. It can produce up to 200,000 seeds each year, which are easily dispersed because birds love their sweet/tart fruit and now, so do brewers! With your help, we are going to cut back invasive autumn olive shrubs, harvest the berries, plant native species in their place, and then take the fruits to Fullsteam for them to become an invasive ale!

Celebrate Optimized-autumn-olive_fruit3a job well done with an after party at Fullsteam, all foragers get a free beer! Then keep an eye out for an original Fullsteam brew made from the very berries you picked. If you can’t beat it, drink it!

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

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

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

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

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

Sep
30
Sat
Trail Crew-September @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Help us improve access to permanently conserved land that features endemic habitats, storm water protection and natural filtration. This work day will be focused on extending the existing trail system available for visitors to this beautiful nature preserve located in Northern Durham county.

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

Oct
1
Sun
Beers from Here-Nuts for Conservation @ North Side Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Beers From Here is 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.

 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.** This event will take place on the North side of the property that is not yet open to the public so this is a great chance to explore the beautiful forest and trails on this part of the preserve.

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

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

Register below to join us on Sunday October 1st at Brumley Nature Preserve to go nuts for conservation!

Nov
18
Sat
Trail Crew-November @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve (address included in registration)
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on November 18th for the first Trail Crew at TLC’s next nature preserve, Walnut Hill! 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 November 18th you’ll be helping us 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!

 

Dec
12
Tue
Office Volunteers Needed @ Triangle Land Conservancy Office
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the hubbub by assisting TLC staff with office-based projects include stuffing envelopes, pulling together new member packets, preparing for events and other miscellaneous projects. Gather with your fellow volunteers to help Development and Administrative Associate, Kaitlin, to knock out some projects and paperwork and finish 2017 strong! Sign up below to participate. Contact kotoole@triangleland.org with questions.

 

Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Bird Count with Bo @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve and Chapel Hill
Dec 24 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Bo Howes for the 118th Christmas Bird Count.  The CBC is one of the oldest citizen science projects in the U.S., and takes place every year recording all birds heard and seen by participants.  Bo will be surveying Johnston Mill Nature Preserve and other locations in Chapel Hill on December 24th for the Chapel Hill Bird Club.  This is an all-morning endeavor, and we encourage people with serious interest to contact Bo if you would like to participate. There are 5 slots available on a first come first serve basis.

Please contact Bo at rhowes@triangleland.org to reserve your spot.

Jan
13
Sat
Trail Crew @ Brumley Nature Preserve Service Entrance
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 Forest restoration is in full swing at Brumley Nature Preserve. On January 13th come out to help us plant hardwood saplings that will get established during the winter months and be ready to flourish come spring! Trail Crew will gather at the equipment shed at 9 AM then set out to plant native saplings in restoration areas.

Volunteers should be at least 6 years of age and capable of walking at least a mile and performing tasks in line with yard work. Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

Sign up below to help us start the new year with new growth!

 

We Can! Days of Service
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’s partner Urban Community AgroNomics (UCAN) has scheduled its first series of official workdays. This will begin UCAN’s creation of the Catawba Trail Farm located at 2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway(see the link below for directions), Durham, NC 27712. Work will begin at 9:00 am on each day and end no later than 4:00 pm. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day.

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

Volunteers will be provided with refreshments throughout the day.

Activities at these workdays will include:

1. Chipping of branches and limbs

2. Construction of an 8 foot enclosed fence

3. Construction/assembly of raised garden beds

4. Removal of bushes and grass as needed

5. Removal of usable limber from existing buildings prior to demolition

6. Spreading gravel for maintenance of the Catawba Indian Trail

Click here to register to attend!

Jan
15
Mon
MLK Day of Service @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve-Raleigh
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

TLC is kicking off 2018 with a “day on” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King on January 15th. We are once again teaming up with the United Way of the Greater Triangle to spend a day outside helping to turn Walnut Hill into a natural resource the whole community can enjoy. With your help we will clear fence lines and prepare unused fields for use by an agricultural partner to support local food access.

Register here to join us for a day of service in honor of one of our country’s heroes who embodied his belief that “everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.”

We Can! Days of Service
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’s partner Urban Community AgroNomics (UCAN) has scheduled its first series of official workdays. This will begin UCAN’s creation of the Catawba Trail Farm located at 2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway(see the link below for directions), Durham, NC 27712. Work will begin at 9:00 am on each day and end no later than 4:00 pm. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day.

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

Volunteers will be provided with refreshments throughout the day.

Activities at these workdays will include:

1. Chipping of branches and limbs

2. Construction of an 8 foot enclosed fence

3. Construction/assembly of raised garden beds

4. Removal of bushes and grass as needed

5. Removal of usable limber from existing buildings prior to demolition

6. Spreading gravel for maintenance of the Catawba Indian Trail

Click here to register to attend!

Jan
16
Tue
We Can! Days of Service
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’s partner Urban Community AgroNomics (UCAN) has scheduled its first series of official workdays. This will begin UCAN’s creation of the Catawba Trail Farm located at 2080 Sawmill Creek Parkway(see the link below for directions), Durham, NC 27712. Work will begin at 9:00 am on each day and end no later than 4:00 pm. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day.

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

Volunteers will be provided with refreshments throughout the day.

Activities at these workdays will include:

1. Chipping of branches and limbs

2. Construction of an 8 foot enclosed fence

3. Construction/assembly of raised garden beds

4. Removal of bushes and grass as needed

5. Removal of usable limber from existing buildings prior to demolition

6. Spreading gravel for maintenance of the Catawba Indian Trail

Click here to register to attend!

Jan
24
Wed
Office Volunteers Needed @ Triangle Land Conservancy Office
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the hubbub by assisting TLC staff with office-based projects include stuffing envelopes, pulling together new member packets, preparing for events and other miscellaneous projects. Gather with your fellow volunteers to help Development and Administrative Associate, Kaitlin, to knock out some projects and paperwork and finish 2017 strong! Sign up below to participate. Contact kotoole@triangleland.org with questions.

Jan
27
Sat
We Can! UCAN Work Days
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’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 3:00 pm. Feel free to drop by at any time during the day.

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

Activities at these workdays will include:

1. Mixing and pouring cement

2. Construction of an 8 foot enclosed fence

3. Cutting of logs into firewood

4. Removal of bushes and grass as needed

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

 
Feb
17
Sat
Trail Crew – CANCELLED @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


** CANCELLED due to weather conditions

Join us on February 17th to improve access to permanently conserved land that features endemic habitats and storm water protection and natural filtration. This work day will be to extend the existing trail system available for visitors to this popular nature preserve located in Northern Durham county. Volunteers will help to hand dig trail and clear rocks and roots from the path under the supervision of Senior Land Manager, Walt.

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!

Feb
21
Wed
Office Volunteers Needed @ Triangle Land Conservancy Office
Feb 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join the hubbub by assisting TLC staff with office-based projects include stuffing envelopes, pulling together new member packets, preparing for events and other miscellaneous projects. Gather with your fellow volunteers to help Development and Administrative Associate, Kaitlin, to knock out some projects and paperwork and finish 2017 strong! Sign up below to participate. Contact kotoole@triangleland.org with questions.

Feb
24
Sat
Hike and Outings Volunteer Training @ Brumley Nature Preserve - Northern Parking lot
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Interested in volunteering with Triangle Land Conservancy?  TLC is looking for volunteers to lead their nature walks on TLC nature preserves. Become a Hike Leader or Hike Host,  and share your interest and enthusiasm for conservation and the outdoors. Through volunteers like you, we are able to connect more people with nature than just Triangle Land Conservancy staff alone could possibly reach.

Click to view the two different roles we will cover in this training:
Hike Leader Volunteer Job Description
Hike Host Volunteer Job Description

Registration is required.

Mar
3
Sat
Environmental Education Volunteer Training @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn how to be an Environmental Education Volunteer with TLC.

TLC partners with groups such as East Durham Children’s Initiative and the Boys and Girls Club to provide children who may not have access to natural areas the opportunity to learn about nature.

At this training, we will go over the TLC Environmental Education Volunteer Handbook which will cover key responsibilities, expectations, and policies. It will also cover how to best assist with programming, and afterwards, you will have the opportunity to participate/observe the Get Wild! with Trees program.  Please review the Environmental Education Volunteer Job Description to review the qualifications.

Please direct questions to Molly Richard, americorps@triangleland.org

Mar
7
Wed
Walnut Wednesday! – CANCELLED @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve (address included in registration)
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

**CANCELLED TO WEATHER

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month 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.

Mar
10
Sat
Trail Crew with UCAN @ UCAN Catawba Trail Farm
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Image may contain: one or more people, tree, outdoor and natureTLC’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.

The group will gather at the street entrance at 9 AM to walk into the farm site. Further directions can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/8nUidwPQqeP2

Activities may include:

  • lay out the garden beds, to include measuring space between them,
  • remove roots from beds area
  • line beds with cardboard and fill with soil,
  • spread mulch between the beds,
  • add support beams/poles to a couple of the structures for safety sake, and remove debris.

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

Mar
14
Wed
Office Volunteers Needed @ Triangle Land Conservancy Office
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Help share TLC’s gratitude at our first “Thank-a-thon!” You may choose to spread cheer to our supporters over the phone or write personalized thank-you notes.

 

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM         Volunteers Needed: up to 4

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM         Volunteers Needed: 5 callers; 3 writers

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM          Volunteers Needed: 5 callers; 3 writers

Follow this link to sign up for a time slot, and click “Sign up Now”.

Contact Kaitlin O’Toole kotoole@triangleland.org with questions.

Apr
12
Thu
Office Volunteers Needed @ Triangle Land Conservancy Office
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the hubbub by assisting TLC staff with office-based projects include stuffing envelopes, pulling together new member packets, 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.

Apr
18
Wed
Walnut Wednesday! @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve (address included in registration)
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month 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.

Apr
21
Sat
Activate Good’s Teens Days of Service @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Teenagers of the Triangle, in recognition of Earth Day, volunteer with the Triangle Land Conservancy to remove invasive species and help cleanup property through general landscaping by helping to clear fence line or remove unwanted vegetation around the new Walnut Hill Preserve as TLC prepares it for the public.

You can register through the Activate Good’s web page. Don’t forget to bring the required waivers, signed by a parent or guardian.

Trail Crew Earth Day Weekend @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day Weekend on April 21st by improving access to permanently conserved land that features endemic habitats and storm water protection and natural filtration. This work day will be to extend the existing trail system available for visitors to this popular nature preserve located in Northern Durham county. Volunteers will help to hand dig trail and clear rocks and roots from the path under the supervision of Senior Land Manager, Walt.

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!

May
2
Wed
Office Volunteers Needed @ Triangle Land Conservancy Office
May 2 @ 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
5
Sat
Trail Crew-May @ White Pines Nature Preserve
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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We have big plans for improving White Pines Nature Preserve and we need your help to put them into action! This work day will be to extend the existing trail system available for visitors to this nature preserve located in Chatham County. Volunteers will help to hand dig trail and clear rocks and vegetation from the path under the supervision of TLC staff.

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. Long pants and sleeves are recommended to prevent ticks. Please register below so we have an approximate head count, and receive a FREE REI t-shirt for volunteering!

 
We Can! UCAN Work Days
May 5 @ 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
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
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.

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
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.

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
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. 

Nov
3
Sat
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!

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