The Dirt Blog

We have a new trails alert system!

November 11, 2021

At TLC we work hard to maintain our trails and nature preserve infrastructure, along with the safety of our visitors – that means sometimes closing certain high-use trails due to inclement weather or other emergencies.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding and strive to provide clear and timely updates so you can plan your trip accordingly!  HOW TO USE THE […]

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Tips for year-end giving

November 10, 2021

Tips for Year-End Giving For tax savings in 2021, you need to make your gift by December 31, which this year falls on a Friday. Checks sent by mail need to have a December 31 postmark. Our address: Triangle Land Conservancy, 514 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701. TLC’s Tax Identification Number: 58-1514406 Gifts given […]

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Leaving a Conservation Legacy

August 8, 2021

This summer our community sadly lost two long-term conservation advocates who devoted most of their lives to protecting the incredible natural resources of Wake and Johnston Counties and helped establish two TLC nature preserves. Betty Brandt Williamson (May 1, 1959 – July 31, 2021) was instrumental in the permanent protection of the Bailey and Sarah […]

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Thank You Park and Trail Staff!

July 1, 2021

Thank you to all the park and trail staff and volunteers that have helped keep our parks, trails, preserves and publicly protected lands safe, clean and open for people to enjoy this year. With the outdoors offering a safe way to connect with our family and friends, it’s no wonder that a record 19.8 million […]

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The Healing Labyrinth

June 15, 2021

If you’ve visited Brumley recently, you may have noticed an intriguing new feature— the “Healing Labyrinth.” The labyrinth, located at the intersection of Brumley North’s Stoney Creek and Cemetery Connector trails, is a space for reflection, meditation and restoration. The twisting path you see is not a maze, but rather intended for contemplative walking. It […]

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Key Line Design – Reshaping Future Farmland

May 20, 2021

At the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Farm & Nature Preserve in the Walnut Hill Historic District of eastern Wake County, you can lose yourself in the tranquil scenery, totally forgetting the state’s capital lies just 20 minutes west. This special place is more than a nature preserve and farm, though, it’s an integral piece in […]

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A season of change— and growth

May 12, 2021

As a supporter of Triangle Land Conservancy, you have likely heard of our goal to conserve 25,000 acres of land in the Triangle by 2025. It is a bold goal, and its magnitude is not limited to the size and scope of the acres protected— the public benefits of conserving land roughly equal to the […]

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Land, Water, Food—and Fun—are for Everyone

May 8, 2021

  As a TLC supporter, you know the benefits of nature and conservation. The many uses of outdoor spaces, from physical activity to growing produce, make the outdoors an essential part of our health and wellbeing. Last Fall in the Confluence and in the Fall 2017 Confluence, we outlined the history of land loss for people […]

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Growth & Gratitude

April 9, 2021

For more than a year now, our Triangle communities, like people across the world, have faced challenging times. The months since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a period of challenge and change, but also of resiliency and reflection. Over the last year, many people have discovered a deeper, more profound appreciation for […]

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Beavers: Ecosystem Engineers

April 6, 2021

Weighing in anywhere between 35 and 50 pounds, beavers are North America’s largest rodent. In the 1800s, beaver fur was a valuable trade item that nearly drove the species to extinction. Thanks to restocking efforts in the early 1900s, beaver populations have fully recovered, and many landowners across the Triangle have been impacted by their […]

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