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September 8, 2017
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Found in the Field: Witch Hazel

(Hamamelis virginiana) Depending on whom you ask, this shrub is the first or last plant to bloom in our area. The bright yellow, spider-like flowers, which […]
August 3, 2017
Sean Bloom and Sam Kirk visited the Viles Preserve in Catawba County, upper South Fork River. The creeks shown here are tributaries of the South Fork.

Stewardship is Forever

Stewardship resembles a marriage. Except marriage is only “’til death do us part.” Stewardship is forever. It takes a lot of work and sometimes multiple years […]
July 27, 2017
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City of Charlotte Collaboration Protects 131 Acres of Land

3 new conservation projects part of innovative collaboration to preserve tree canopy In July, we worked with the City of Charlotte’s Tree Canopy Preservation Program (TCPP) […]
June 6, 2017
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Haywood Rankin Receives NC Land Trust Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The North Carolina Land Trust Council awarded Haywood Rankin its Lifetime Achievement Award in Hendersonville on May 24. Haywood Rankin has been the driving force in the protection […]
June 5, 2017
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2016 Annual Report Available Online

Check out the online version of our 2016 Annual Report and Spring newsletter! Stories include: A behind-the-scenes peek at our stewardship program A recap of 2016 […]
June 5, 2017
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24 Acres Preserved in Mecklenburg County Expands Catawba Wildflower Glen

We worked with the City of Charlotte and landowners Tracy and Chris Smawley to permanently protect 24 acres of forestland that will expand CLC’s first protected property […]
March 2, 2017
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Picnic with Us April 28 in Freedom Park

Fresh air. Fabulous local food. Bluegrass music. An evening to remember in Freedom Park! Join us on Friday, April 28, for the inaugural Pop-Up Picnic at […]
January 12, 2017
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A Little Rainfall Goes a Long Way

Catawba Springs Preserve, a 136-acre preserve that is a part of the Forney Creek Conservation Area in Lincoln County, safeguards both water quality and wildlife habitat. Two […]
January 11, 2017
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Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter Available Online

Check out the online version of our Fall/Winter newsletter! The 25th anniversary edition features: CLC’s history and major milestones A look at our new logo and […]
January 4, 2017
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5 Conservation and Trail Wins You Made Possible

Looking back on 2016 – Catawba Lands Conservancy’s 25th anniversary year – I’m incredibly proud of what we accomplished with your support! We opened 8 segments […]
January 4, 2017
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Union County Conserved Land Protects Water Quality, Imperiled Species

CLC and James Family conserve 31 acres along Waxhaw Creek Charlotte, N.C. – In the last week of December, Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) worked with landowners […]
December 13, 2016
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Celebrating a Quarter Century of Conservation

Remember middle school science class? That’s when we learned about forest succession – the process by which forests are created from nothing and grow to be […]
December 13, 2016
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$65,000 Raised during #GivingTuesdayCLT!

Thank you to everyone who gave during this year’s #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign! With your help, CLC raised over $65,000 that will go towards saving land and connecting […]
May 12, 2016
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Catawba Lands Conservancy Awarded a 2016 Women’s Impact Fund Grant

Catawba Lands Conservancy Awarded a 2016 Women’s Impact Fund Grant Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) received a $74,000 grant from the Women’s Impact Fund […]
April 28, 2016
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June 4: Community Bash for National Trails Day and Land Trust Day in McAdenville

It’s two times the celebration! Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail is throwing a community bash in honor of  National Trails Day and Land Trust Day! […]
December 23, 2015
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8 Big Wins for Conservation and Trails in 2015

This was a year of wins for both conservation and trails! In 2015, CLC passed the 15,000-acre mark in terms of local lands protected, and as […]
December 21, 2015
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Show Your Love for Nature! Wallpapers for Your Phone and Desktop

    Display your LOVE for nature! Use these images of the places you’ve helped us protect to display your love for our local lands and […]
September 29, 2015
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Plant Milkweed at our Oct. 12 Volunteer Workday and Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 29. 2015 Plant Milkweed and Help Save Monarchs Oct. 12 at Buffalo Creek Preserve in Mt. Pleasant, NC Planting is part of […]
August 19, 2015

Celebrate and Support Local Farms Oct. 22 at the 4th Annual Taste for the Land

May 29, 2015

Two Times the Celebration! June 6 is National Land Trust Day and National Trails Day

National Land Trust Day Join us in celebrating the positive impact of land conservation on National Land Trust Day! Learn more about land trusts by watching […]
April 28, 2015

Member Event: Catawba Corps and Trailheads Paddle June 13

Rocky River Blueway Saturday, June 13, 9-11:30 a.m. 9111 Mount Pleasant Road South Midland, N.C. Members of Catawba Corps and Trailheads at the Trailblazer level, the membership […]
April 28, 2015

Special Event: National Trails Day Hike and Cleanup June 6

South Fork Trail Saturday, June 6 | 9-10:45 a.m. 119 Willow Drive McAdenville, NC 28101 FREE; Space is limited – advance registration required Celebrate National Trails […]
February 5, 2015

CLC Named Beneficiary of Feb. 19 Southern Spring Show Preview Celebration

Feb. 19 event “Gardens & Green Space” brings together unprecedented corporate support for local land conservation CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is pleased to […]
June 2, 2014

Build a New Trail July 19

Trail Work Day Saturday, July 19, 8:30 a.m. 1601 Forney Creek Parkway Denver, N.C. 28037 Come out to help start a new section of Carolina Thread […]
January 13, 2014

Rowan County Communities Start the Planning Process for The Thread

Rowan County Communities’ Carolina Thread Trail Planning Process Kicks Off with Public Open House Sessions and Online Survey The Rowan County Communities Carolina Thread Trail Steering […]
November 25, 2013

Ask Representatives to Save the Expiring Federal Tax Incentive

The federal enhanced tax incentive for conservation easement donations has helped conserve one million acres per year since its passage in 2006 and it is expiring […]
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 7, 2013

CLC Landowner Kay Killian Receives Blue Fin Award

The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission presented its 2013 Blue Fin Award to CLC Landowner Kay Killian for preserving more than 500 acres in Gaston and […]
September 16, 2013

North Carolina Wildlife Federation starts new Charlotte Chapter

CROWN is a new chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation in Charlotte. Learn more on Sept. 19 about this new chapter and how to invite […]
August 16, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Suspension Bridge Build

Help the Carolina Thread Trail Complete the Trail at the Buffalo Creek Preserve! In June, The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) opened a 2-mile trail at […]