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Easement Adds 257 Acres Of Protected Land In Pittsboro

September 16, 2022

On Friday, September 2nd, TLC recorded a conservation easement on Manco Dairy Farm. This 257-acre easement is on a Century Farm in Chatham County, owned and managed by the Mann family since 1840. The farm is Northwest of the town of Pittsboro, a rapidly expanding area in the County, with lots of new developments underway […]

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Snake ssseason is here!

September 12, 2022

By Hannah Royal, Stewardship Associate  If you have chosen to read this article, I assume the title has hit some type of nerve – intrigue, anxiety, excitement, or a combination of the three. Snakes elicit a wide range of emotions from humans. Our state is home to 37 species of snake, only six of those […]

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¡Llegó la temporada de ssserpientes!

September 12, 2022

  Por Hannah Royal, Asociada de monitoreo y protección Traducido por Laura Warman, Gerente de financiamiento Traducciones de nombres de serpientes basada en Naturalista Las serpientes provocan una amplia gama de sentimientos y emociones en los humanos y me imagino que, si está leyendo este artículo, el título le produjo sentimientos como intriga, ansiedad, emoción […]

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TLC Murphy’s Moments Video

September 7, 2022

The Triangle continues to grow and become more diverse– with urban expansion and community development leading the growth. With it comes an increasing need to conserve the region’s natural habitats. We’re glad to work with organizations that share our vision for a healthy and vibrant place to live where wild and working lands are protected, and […]

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Árbol de Mimosa: especie invasora con flores hermosas

August 9, 2022

Article by Madeline Joslin. Translation by Laura Warman. Según algunas fuentes, André Michaux introdujo los árboles que hoy conocemos como mimosas o árboles de la seda a los Estados Unidos en 1787. Michaux, un botánico francés, se dedicaba a enviar plantas a Francia desde Norteamérica, así como a importar especies de todo el mundo a […]

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Request for Agricultural Proposals/Solicitud de Propuesta Agropecuaria

August 8, 2022

Farm Proposal Application English (word) Farm Proposal Application English (pdf) Contact: Heather Szaro, Farmers interested in small-scale annual crop production, market gardens, cut flower operations, beekeeping, small livestock, or community-focused garden projects are invited to submit proposals for the use of farmland at the Williamson Preserve. We are NOT currently reviewing applications for cattle […]

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Mimosa Tree: beautiful in bloom, disruptive invasive

July 12, 2022

Some accounts say mimosa trees were introduced to the United States by French Botanist Andre Michaux in 1787. From his nursery in Charleston, South Carolina, Michaux shipped North American plants to France and imported species from around the world. Michaux brought mimosa seeds back to his nursery from Persia. However, the mimosa tree is native […]

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