Become a friend of Williamson Preserve

Struggling to find the perfect gift for a loved one? Down to the wire for a birthday or holiday present? Or do you just want to help enhance Williamson Preserve for human and wildlife visitors? Then Give the Gift of TLC and help us boost the vibrancy and health of this preserve in eastern Wake and Johnston Counties. 

Use the form at the bottom of the page to purchase any of the gift options below and your tax deductible donation will cover the costs to purchase, install, protect, and care for your gift, plus a one year TLC membership for your honoree! A membership to TLC entitles your honoree to a welcome packet, access to exclusive in person and virtual events, and regular publications about our work, and the satisfaction of knowing that thanks to you there will always be wild and working lands conserved in the Triangle making our community a healthier and more vibrant place to live.

If you have questions or experience any difficulties with this page, please contact
Casey Therrien by email or call 919.908.0050.

Native Shrub or Small Tree (examples: Blueberry, Red Bud, or Dogwood)  

Photo by Doug Nicholas

Photo by Doug Nicholas

Flowering shrubs and trees not only provide a beautiful backdrop for Williamson Preserve, but provide forage for numerous pollinators and other wildlife species. Birds and small mammals in particular benefit from the fruits and seeds. Help us restore a diversity of native shrubs and trees at Williamson Preserve.



Native Fruit Tree or Shrub (examples: Persimmon, Plum, or Paw Paw)

When most people think of fruit trees, they probably don’t think of species native to the Southeastern United States. However, our region contains numerous native fruit species! Plant a native fruit tree that will produce food for wildlife and people too, including farm partners or other groups that may periodically collect fruit.



Large Hardwood Tree (examples: Walnut, Oak, or Hickory)

Beech Tree

Mixed hardwood forests dominated by oak and hickory species once dominated much of the Piedmont landscape. Help TLC restore these hardwood trees that provide numerous benefits for both nature and people to Williamson Preserve. These species take decades to reach maturity, so you will be ensuring the next generation of nature lovers is able to experience these majestic giants.



10,000 square feet of Pollinator Habitat

Pollinator Habitat

Native grasslands and meadows are a declining ecosystem in North Carolina but provide critical habitat for many species, especially birds and pollinators. Help TLC restore a native plant meadow, increase the populations of native pollinators, and help support adjacent farmland through pollination services.





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1/16/22 Williamson and Brumley South trails: CLOSED. Need More Trail Updates? Check: