Events

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Mar
3
Thu
Triangle Farms for Food Stakeholder Meeting @ Wake County Agricultural Service Building
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buffalo Spring FarmThe Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and its partners, including TLC, with grant support from the Triangle Community Foundation, are developing a regional farmland preservation and agricultural development strategy for the Triangle. The project area includes Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties.

The stakeholders meeting will bring together farmers, resource professionals and others interested farmland protection, farmland access, local food, and food security. If you are interested in promotion and development of a sustainable and economically viable local food system, please join us to provide your ideas for place-based conservation and agricultural economic development strategies.

The stakeholder meetings will provide background information on the project and include opportunities for you to provide input on:

  • Why farmland preservation is important to your community.
  • Voluntary conservation strategies to protect farmland.
  • Agricultural economic development strategies for improving farm profitability
  • Farmland preservation maps and focus areas.

We value everyone’s input, and hope you will be able to join us! Register now to attend this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-farms-for-food-stakeholder-meeting-registration-21454404702 

Mar
10
Thu
Triangle Farms for Food Stakeholder Meeting @ Orange County Environmental and Agricultural Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buffalo Spring FarmThe Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and its partners, including TLC, with grant support from the Triangle Community Foundation, are developing a regional farmland preservation and agricultural development strategy for the Triangle. The project area includes Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties.

The stakeholders meeting will bring together farmers, resource professionals and others interested farmland protection, farmland access, local food, and food security. If you are interested in promotion and development of a sustainable and economically viable local food system, please join us to provide your ideas for place-based conservation and agricultural economic development strategies.

The stakeholder meetings will provide background information on the project and include opportunities for you to provide input on:

  • Why farmland preservation is important to your community.
  • Voluntary conservation strategies to protect farmland.
  • Agricultural economic development strategies for improving farm profitability
  • Farmland preservation maps and focus areas.

We value everyone’s input, and hope you will be able to join us! Register now to attend this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-farms-for-food-stakeholder-meeting-registration-21454609314

Mar
12
Sat
New Hope Creek Volunteer Cleanup @ NC Wildlife Resources Commission's New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Trash Pile Big Sweep 2006On Saturday, March 12 from 9am to Noon, join Clean Jordan Lake as a volunteer to help intercept trash before it gets to the shoreline. This is a new initiative to complement our Adopt-A-Feeder Stream Program. The cleanup is part of the City of Durham’s Annual Creek Week, a time to discover and clean up Durham’s waterways. Volunteers will clean the banks of New Hope Creek just above where it enters the NC Wildlife Resources Commission’s New Hope Waterfowl Impoundment. They will meet at the Waterfowl Impoundment parking area off NC 54 just west of Garrett Road. Event details and RSVP are at meetup.com/helpcleanjordanlake.

Meet Clean Jordan Lake representatives and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

Eno River Paddle with Frog Hollow Outdoors @ West Point to Penny's Bend
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Eno River Paddle with Frog Hollow Outdoors @ West Point to Penny's Bend

10am Meet Time, Trip Runs 2 – 5 hours

Join Frog Hollow in exploring the Eno River. Each month, paddle a new section of the Eno River River from Hillsborough to Falls Lake. Over these various trips, discover the hidden gem that is the Eno, let your imagination go wild as you paddle past areas that used to be home to Shakori, Occaneechi, and Eno American Indians, check out 867′ Occoneechee Mountain, watch turtles sunbathe, and more!

These trips include: Canoe or kayaks, guide service, and Eno River Association representatives

$50 (Day Trips) / $40 (Day Trips) for Eno River Association Members

Register now with Frog Hollow Outdoors!

Meet Frog Hollow Outdoors representatives and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

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

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

Additional fee for facility tours and sampling may apply.

Adults 21 years of age and older.

Pre-registration required – register now!

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

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

Mar
16
Wed
Triangle Farms for Food Stakeholder Meeting @ Chatham County Agricultural Building Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Buffalo Spring FarmThe Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) and its partners, including TLC, with grant support from the Triangle Community Foundation, are developing a regional farmland preservation and agricultural development strategy for the Triangle. The project area includes Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties.

The stakeholders meeting will bring together farmers, resource professionals and others interested farmland protection, farmland access, local food, and food security. If you are interested in promotion and development of a sustainable and economically viable local food system, please join us to provide your ideas for place-based conservation and agricultural economic development strategies.

The stakeholder meetings will provide background information on the project and include opportunities for you to provide input on:

  • Why farmland preservation is important to your community.
  • Voluntary conservation strategies to protect farmland.
  • Agricultural economic development strategies for improving farm profitability
  • Farmland preservation maps and focus areas.

We value everyone’s input, and hope you will be able to join us! Register now to attend this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triangle-farms-for-food-stakeholder-meeting-registration-21454680527

Mar
19
Sat
Annual Spring Cleanup – New Hope Overlook @ New Hope Overlook Recreation Area
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Spring Cleanup - New Hope Overlook @ New Hope Overlook Recreation Area | New Hill | North Carolina | United States

On Saturday, March 19 from 9am to 1pm,  Clean Jordan Lake is looking for volunteers to help with their Annual Spring Clean-up, a part of the Haw River Assembly’s Clean-Up-A-Thon. The heavy rains in late December brought a huge trash load from the watershed to the southern end of the lake. Volunteers will meet in the upper parking lot of the New Hope Overlook Access to Jordan Lake State Recreation Area. They will remove trash from Camping Area A to B. A Trash Treasure Hunt with prizes and light lunch also be included.

Event details and RSVP are at http://www.meetup.com/HelpCleanJordanLake/events/228374697/

Meet Clean Jordan Lake representatives and learn more about this event at TLC’s free Wild Ideas for Getting Outside on Wednesday, March 9.

Mar
29
Tue
Muddy Boots for Preschoolers @ West Point on the Eno
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Muddy Boots for Preschoolers @ West Point on the Eno | Durham | North Carolina | United States

Durham Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Recreation Unit invites you to adventure in nature with your preschooler at West Point on the Eno. We’ll read a nature-themed book and take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door before having a snack. Children must be accompanied by a parent, and of course, wear boots or sneakers that can get a little dirty!

2-5 ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Pre-registration required – register now!

 

CR PC $1.25, CR NPC $1.50, NCR PC $5.50, NCR NPC $6.50

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

 

Apr
28
Thu
Horton Grove Nature Preserve with Sarah P. Duke Gardens @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_3221" align="alignleft" width="150"]Photo by Ty Rhudy Photo by Ty Rhudy[/caption]

At just over 708 acres, Horton Grove Nature Preserve is the Triangle Land Conservancy’s largest preserve. Once part of Stagville Plantation, Horton Grove Nature Preserve contains five miles of streams, almost eight miles of trails, and an amazing range of habitats and ecologies. Participants will arrive at Horton Grove in the evening to enjoy the sunset and twilight in an evocative landscape. Ken Moore will show you a rare, fairly undisturbed grove of Piedmont Forest and restored prairies.

The Gardens will supply binoculars. Please come dressed for moderate hiking. Participants will meet at the site. Directions supplied and carpooling can be coordinated. A participation agreement will be required of each participant.

Instructor: Ken Moore, former assistant director, North Carolina Botanical Garden

Location: meet at Horton Grove Nature Preserve. Directions will be sent.

Fee: Gardens members $12; general public $15

Participant limit: 15

Qualifies for Home Horticulture Certificate elective credit (2 hours).

Qualifies for Nature Photography Certificate optional course.

Registration/information: 919-668-1707 or gardenseducation@duke.edu

Sep
24
Sat
Fall Trail Crew Kick Off! @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, Chapel Hill
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

DSC_0140Brumley Forest Nature Preserve will open to the public in Spring of 2017, but we need your help to get it ready! Trail Crew volunteers assist with stewardship of TLC properties approximately one Saturday per month throughout the year, this Brumley Forest work day will be the kick off for the fall season of Trail Crew.

On September 24th, volunteers will help prepare Brumley Forest Nature Preserve for its public opening in Spring! Tasks may include building trails, constructing railing on boardwalks, removing invasive species, etc. This workday is being supported by our friends at REI, Johnson Subaru, and TORCREI will be providing snacks, t-shirts and swag for participating volunteers and Subaru will be showing off one of their best outdoor adventure vehicles!

Volunteers should be six years of age of older and minors must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

Care to carpool? Share a ride at this link with the lookup code “Brumley”.

This event has reached its capacity. Check back soon for the next Trail Crew date in October!

This event is supported by:

 Johson
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Triangle Off-Road Cyclists
Feb
25
Sun
Winter Tree ID Hike @ White Pines Nature Preserve
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Grand Trees of Chatham will have a Winter Tree ID Hike at White Pines Nature Preserve on Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 pm.  Andy Upshaw and Phil Cox will lead the hike which will focus on identifying some of the beautiful trees and other natural features at White Pines.  The hike is about 2 miles long and is moderately strenuous.  Please no pets or children under 5 years.  Please wear footwear and clothing appropriate for dirt trails and the cold.

Please e-mail grandtreesofchatham@gmail.com if you plan to join the hike!

In case of bad weather (rain, snow) the hike will be cancelled.  If the hike is cancelled we will attempt to e-mail those who have signed up.  We will also post the cancellation on the Grand Trees of Chatham FaceBook page, so please check here if the weather looks questionable:  https://www.facebook.com/grandtreesofchatham/

Directions to White Pines Nature Preserve:

White Pines Nature Preserve Preserve is located just past the Rocky River heading South from Pittsboro on 15-501, first left on River Forks Rd after crossing the Rocky River.  River Forks Rd is a circular Rd so one can go left or right after coming off 15-501.  The preserve is at the end of a small gravel/dirt road that comes off River Forks Rd, there is a sign marking the preserve and there is parking at the end of the road.   The address is 548 S Rocky River Rd, Sanford, NC.

Apr
19
Thu
5% Community Giving Program @ Whole Foods Stores
Apr 19 all-day

Join us at any Triangle area Whole Foods Market store on April 19th when 5% of net sales will be donated to Triangle Land Conservancy. This is a great opportunity to create a healthier and more vibrant Triangle region with a simple trip to the grocery store. Additionally, TLC board members, staff, and volunteers will be at each store location for you to visit and learn more about our work. Find the store nearest you and come say hi!

Mar
13
Sat
Gear Up March Hike @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

As part of celebrating Women’s History month, we have a very special hike planned! Come join Samantha Briley from Gear Up LLC on a backpacking how to where women of all ages will learn the basics of going backpacking. As we trek through the trails at Horton Grove Nature Preserve, we’ll be pulling gear right out of Sam’s backpack like food, clothes, and a tent. Be prepared to learn the Leave No Trace principles, staying hydrated, and women’s hygiene while on trail. There will be plenty of time for questions along the trail to make you feel comfortable and confident for your first outing.
This will be a socially distant hike, with a max of 10 people. All participants will be required to wear a mask over mouth and nose the entire time. For this hike, please bring your mask, and a pack with water and snacks.
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