Events

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

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

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

Space is limited so reserve your free spot now!

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

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

Additional fee for facility tours and sampling may apply.

Adults 21 years of age and older.

Pre-registration required – register now!

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

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

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

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

Join TLC at Fair Game Beverage Company in Pittsboro on March 26 from 5-7pm to celebrate the first week of spring! This Pittsboro distillery takes the best ingredients the Piedmont has to offer and turns them into delicious fortified wines and spirits; what better way to welcome back the growing season? All registrants can take a tour of Fair Game Beverage Co. and enjoy one free tasting of spirits distilled on the premises. Tours will depart at 5:15 and 5:45. Stay for a drink at the bar or pick up a bottle to take home and 10% of your purchase that night will be donated to TLC. Light refreshments as well as non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided. So come sip for the trees on Lorax Lane!

Space is limited so please register for this event:

May
14
Sat
Walnut Hill Sneak Peek @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, Wake County
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

walnuthillJoin TLC’s Associate Director of Conservation and Stewardship Leigh Ann Hammerbacher to learn the long history of TLC’s acquisition of Walnut Hill, soon to be the largest greenspace destination on the 26 Mile Neuse River Greenway in Wake County! We are preparing to open Walnut Hill to the public in the next couple of years but just couldn’t wait to share our plans with our members. This special property has lots to offer Wake County residents, and we want our members to be the first to see it!

This event is open to TLC members only. Become a member today by donating to TLC!

Dec
10
Sat
Trail Crew-December @ Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

[caption id="attachment_4088" align="alignleft" width="301"]Photo by Caroline Gilmore Photo by Caroline Gilmore[/caption]

Join us in improving lives through conservation by helping TLC to prepare Brumley Forest Nature Preserve for a public opening in Spring of 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 12 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. Please register below so we have an approximate head count!

Feb
11
Sat
Members Sneak Peek-Walnut Hill @ Walnut Hill Nature Preserve, Wake County
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

walnuthillJoin TLC’s Land Maintenance Technician, Kyle Obermiller to get caught up on what’s happening at Walnut Hill! Soon to be the largest greenspace destination on the 26 Mile Neuse River Greenway in Wake County, plans are underway to make the most of this community resource. Part of the property will remain an active agriculture site and model for sustainable farming practices, starting with the use of cover crops on the dormant fields. Hear from Kyle why cover cropping is important, how it was planted, and what happens next. Then tour some of the picturesque features of Walnut Hill and learn what else we have in store for these 405 acres. We are preparing to open Walnut Hill to the public in the next couple of years and we want to give our members the chance to see it at every step along the way!

This event is open to TLC members only. Become a member today by donating to TLC!

May
20
Sat
Sip into Summer @ Fair Game Beverage Company
May 20 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

First Sip of Spring at Fair Game Beverage Co.

Sip into summer with TLC!

Join TLC at Fair Game Beverage Company in Pittsboro on May 20th from 4:30-7pm to take our first sips of summer! This Pittsboro distillery takes the best ingredients the Piedmont has to offer and turns them into delicious fortified wines and spirits; what better way to welcome back the growing season? Triangle Land Conservancy conserves local lands and farms that inspire Fair Game’s concoctions and provide some of their ingredients. Learn about both at this collaborative celebration of the season!

All registrants can take a free tour of Fair Game Beverage Co. to learn about how local farms and lands are the basis of their delicious creations and what TLC is working on in Chatham County. Tours will depart at 5:30 and 6:15. Come for a drink at the bar or pick up a bottle to take home and 15% of your purchase that night will be donated to TLC do a tasting and half will be donated to TLC.  You’ll also have the chance to win a bottle of your choice in a raffle!  Food will be available from Lorax Lane food truck Breakfast and Beyond. So come sip for the trees on Lorax Lane!

Space is limited so please register for this event:

Sep
10
Sun
Beers from Here-Mystery @ Brumley Nature Preserve
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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 10th join Mystery Brewing of Hillsborough as we explore the wild edibles of Brumley Nature Preserve. This 613 acre preserve just opened to the public in April and has 15 miles of trails for hikers and some for mountain bikers. It is also home to a mix of forest, riparian, and edge plant species. We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their 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.

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

Beers from Here-Chatham Ciderworks @ Brumley Nature Preserve-SERVICE ENTRANCE
Sep 10 @ 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 10th join Chatham Ciderworks of Pittsboro as we explore the wild edibles of Brumley Nature Preserve. 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 for a foraging walk and apple gleaning with Chatham Cider Works and for every 8 lbs of apples gathered (enough for 1 gallon of juice) they will donate $2 to Triangle Land Conservancy! We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their 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.

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

Sep
16
Sat
Beers from Here-Steel String @ Irvin Nature Preserve
Sep 16 @ 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 16th join Steel String Brewery of Carrboro as we explore the wild edibles of Irvin Nature Preserve. This 269 acre preserve is not open to the public but is home to a working farm where Transplanting Traditions grows a mix of Piedmont and Burmese vegetables. The land around the cultivated acres remains forested with many wild edibles to be found.

We are excited to partner with Piedmont Picnic Project who will help guide the walks and provide plenty of information of on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices**. If you are interested in learning more about foraging consider attending one of their regularly scheduled walks.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their 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.

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

Sep
17
Sun
Beers from Here-Fullsteam @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve
Sep 17 @ 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 17th join Fullsteam Brewery of Durham as we explore the wild edibles of Horton Grove Nature Preserve. This 708 acre preserve has varied ecosystems and rich biodiversity along a 10 mile trail system less than 20 minutes from downtown Durham! Head brewer Brian Mandeville will guide this walk and provide information on plant identification and responsible, safe foraging practices** while seeking natural flavors for Fullsteam’s Farms Edge beer line.

Each producer has agreed to donate a portion of their sales from their beverage directly to TLC to support their 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.

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

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
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.

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