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November 30, 2013

Shop at Whole Foods Market on Dec. 17 and Support The Thread!

Whole Foods Market Charlotte will donate five percent of its net sales to the Carolina Thread Trail on Tuesday, Dec. 17! Buy food for your holiday […]
October 14, 2013

Two Acres to 20: Dwarf-flowered Heartleaf is Flourishing

In 2006 when biologists assessed the land on which the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Airport now operates, they were surprised to find a viable population of Hexastylis naniflora […]
October 14, 2013

New Trail, Kayak Launch and Parking Lot Coming Soon to Viles Preserve

The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board recently awarded four implementation grants, totaling $268,069, for community projects along the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread). One of those […]
June 14, 2013

NC Budget Update (June 14, 2013)

The Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) and the Natural Heritage Trust Fund (NHTF) are important funding sources for Catawba Lands Conservancy, and cuts to these dedicated […]
June 7, 2013

Construction of a Trail Near You May Be In Jeopardy

Current North Carolina General Assembly draft legislation prohibits state match funding for greenways and other bicycle and pedestrian improvements. This policy shift would eliminate the way […]
May 7, 2013

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May 2, 2013

CLC Annual Meeting and Hikes: This Saturday, May 4!

We are looking forward to seeing many of our conservation friends and supporters at Redlair Farm & Forest for the 2013 CLC Annual Meeting! It will be […]
April 8, 2013

Meet Us at Redlair for our Annual Meeting on May 4

It’s that time of year again for all of CLC’s conservation friends and supporters to meet at Redlair Farm & Forest for the 2013 CLC Annual […]
January 30, 2013

Enhanced Easement Incentive Renewed Through Dec. 2013

U.S. Congress recently renewed the Enhanced Easement Incentive that enables landowners and family farmers to get a significant federal tax benefit for donating a conservation easement […]
January 30, 2013

CWMTF, State Funding Update: 2012-2013

The 2012-13 budget approved by the North Carolina State Legislature included $10.75 million for the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF). It is less […]
January 30, 2013

Duke Energy Grant, Volunteers Restore Riparian Buffers

The Catawba Lands Conservancy’s Pinhook Preserve is a spectacular part of a 1,200 acre area of land conserved by the CLC along a two mile stretch […]
January 3, 2013

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Development Associate The development associate will provide direct support to the development director in the implementation of Catawba Lands Conservancy’s and the Carolina Thread Trail’s fundraising […]
November 5, 2012

CLC Leads NeighborWoods Effort of TreesCharlotte

The community effort aims to recruit volunteers to help plant trees in several Charlotte communities. Sign up today and volunteer to plant trees around Charlotte. The […]
October 19, 2012

Long Creek Conservation Area: A benefit to the community and region

This conserved land will permanently protect clean water and wildlife habitat and now hosts a segment of the Carolina Thread Trail  Long Creek Conservation Area permanently conserves […]
October 17, 2012

Rehabilitated Barred Owl Released Back Into the Wild at Long Creek Conservation Area

Newton was free ‘as a bird’ last night. Spreading his wings, he gracefully flew to a tree within Catawba Lands Conservancy’s Long Creek Conservation Area within […]
September 28, 2012

Attend FarmFest12 at Redlair on Oct. 6

The Mount Holly Farmers Market is holding its fourth annual fundraising event, FarmFest12. Featuring local foods and chefs, popular area bands, games and nature hikes, this year’s […]
September 6, 2012

Help Us Win $20,000 From Chase Community Giving!

Area residents can make a significant impact in support of local wildlife and conservation efforts using Facebook Sept. 6-19. The public can help two local nonprofit organizations, the […]
August 30, 2012

Get Outside on The Thread during the DNC!

You are invited to attend special Democratic National Convention related events highlighting the Carolina Thread Trail! These events will take place at CarolinaFest 2012 and along […]
August 16, 2012

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August 8, 2012

CLC Reopens Spencer Mt. River Access Canoe/Kayak Launch!

Catawba Lands Conservancy reopened its Spencer Mt. River Access canoe/kayak launch on Aug. 8 via a user pass system. The access launch is also equipped with additional […]
August 7, 2012

Adviser (Frank Bragg) Finds Niche Conserving Land, Trimming Taxes

By Daisy Maxey NEW YORK–After suburban sprawl surrounded financial adviser Frank Bragg’s 28-acre family farm south of Charlotte, he moved north to a 312-acre farm and […]
August 3, 2012

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As a nationally accredited land trust, we conserve and manage land for public benefit in North Carolina’s Southern Piedmont. We conserve 162 properties, totaling 12,453 acres […]
August 3, 2012

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July 31, 2012

A Taste for the Land Committee

A Taste for the Land Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2012-2013 Steering Committee Tommy Lee, co-chair Jenny Ward, co-chair Alexandra Ball Bradford Barry Bryan Bobo […]
July 20, 2012

Catawba Lands Conservancy Uses Goats to Reduce Kudzu

A hungry herd of 50 goats spent all of June and a few weeks in July eating nuancing kudzu plants and vines from Catawba Lands Conservancy’s […]
July 10, 2012

Carolina Stories Video: Check out The Thread on the ‘Big Screen’ this Friday!

This Friday, July 13, in conjunction with South End’s Food Truck Friday, the Charlotte in 2012 DNC Host Committee is hosting a special screening of Carolina Stories. […]
July 2, 2012

On the Bird Watch at Buffalo Creek

Conservation Biologist and Bird Expert Don Seriff has a trained eye and distinct listening ear when it comes to determining bird species. He’s using his expertise […]
July 2, 2012

Baby Bog Turtles Found at a CLC preserve

Davidson College’s Department of Biology and Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) are pleased to report preliminary survey results of a rare and federally threatened bog turtle population residing on a […]
June 19, 2012

New Park and Thread Trail Segment to Open Near Goat Island Preserve

The Town of Cramerton will hold the Goat Island Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this coming Thursday, June 21, from 6-8 p.m. on Goat Island. […]