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July 14, 2014

Carolina Thread Trail Opens Riverbend Farm Trail and Launch in Cabarrus County

Riverbend Farm Trail and Canoe and Kayak Launch Now Open 12150 McManus Road Midland, NC 28107 The grand opening of the Riverbend Farm Trail and Canoe […]
July 14, 2014

South Fork River Canoe and Kayak Launch Opens in McAdenville

R.Y. McAden Canoe and Kayak Launch 119 Willow Drive McAdenville, NC 28101 The Carolina Thread Trail opened a newly constructed canoe and kayak launch on the […]
January 30, 2014

CLC’s Record Year for Conservation: 1,972 acres protected in 14 locations in 2013

Local Land Conservation Efforts Advance in 2013: Catawba Lands Conservancy concluded 2013 with a record number of protected acres: 1,972! The 14 conservation projects will benefit […]
January 29, 2014

2014 Farm Bill Passes House

Breaking News: 2014 Farm Bill Passes House on January 29, 2014 The House voted by a solid majority to approve the Farm Bill conference report by […]
December 10, 2013

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail is Now Open in Gaston County

A beautiful new 2.8-mile segment of The Carolina Thread Trail is now open at the Seven Oaks Preserve near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden at 6900 […]
November 25, 2013

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail Opens Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.!

New Thread Trail Segment Coming to Gaston County at Seven Oaks Preserve (Near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden) Taking a long peaceful walk or jog along […]
November 25, 2013

Planned Giving 101

Planned giving is often an overlooked opportunity to make a contribution to Catawba Lands Conservancy. Planned gifts to CLC provide a permanent way to leave a […]
November 21, 2013

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council Trail Is Now Open

Catawba Lands Conservancy, Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) and Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Girl Scouts) cut the ribbon Nov. 9 on a new 2.2-mile trail […]
November 14, 2013

The Fork in Stanly County is Now Conserved by CLC

The Fork Farm and Stables (The Fork), a 1,406 acre regional outdoor recreation, working farm and event facility in Stanly County, will now be conserved forever […]
November 1, 2013

New Trail Opens on CLC Property on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in Statesville

Catawba Lands Conservancy, Carolina Thread Trail and Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Girl Scouts) invite you to attend a ribbon cutting to open a new 2.2-mile […]
October 24, 2013

The Thread to Benefit from RedSky Gallery/pARTners Art Show Through Nov. 9

RedSky Gallery/pARTners Art Show and Sale will benefit the Carolina Thread Trail in Mecklenburg County: Now through Nov. 9 Check out this video of Tom Okel, […]
October 23, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Trash Pick-Up at Seven Oaks Preserve

This summer’s massive rainfall caused a lot of trash and debris to wash up along the banks of Lake Wylie near CLC’s Seven Oaks Preserve. On […]
October 22, 2013

New Group Connects Women to The Thread

Would you like to be a part of a wonderful community project that’s connecting people to people, neighborhood to neighborhood and North Carolina to South Carolina while […]
October 14, 2013

Carolina Thread Trail Awards $268,069 to Communities

The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board recently awarded four implementation grants, totaling $268,069, for community projects along the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread). Implementation grants provide […]
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 […]
October 2, 2013

Brian Rollins: Big Sky Equals Big Dreams For This Local Farmer and CLC Landowner

Food from the Rollins’ farm in Lincoln County will be featured as a part of  the Taste for the Land event on Oct. 24. Growing big carrots […]
September 26, 2013

Meet the Carolina Thread Trail’s New Director: Karl J. Froelich

Karl J. Froelich has been hired as the new director for the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) and will bring more than 30 years of professional […]
September 25, 2013

Lead Tree Planting Events: Sign up to become a TreeMaster!

Can you volunteer with Catawba Lands Conservancy to lead other volunteers at tree planting events around Charlotte? If so, we’re looking for you. Join us to […]
September 20, 2013

CLC’s Reaccreditation: Why it’s Important to Our Region

CLC is Applying for its Reaccreditation A public comment period is now open through early next year. The Land Trust Alliance’s Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes […]
September 12, 2013

Oct. 3 Trailheads Celebration: Fall Into The Thread

Trailheads Celebration: Fall into The Thread Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Jesse Brown’s Outdoors $25 Purchase your tickets today to Fall Into The Thread, a special event […]
September 11, 2013

TreesCharlotte/NeighborWoods: Volunteers needed for upcoming tree plantings

Catawba Lands Conservancy is looking for volunteers for three upcoming tree planting events that are part of TreesCharlotte/ NeighborWoods. Please sign up today via email at […]
August 29, 2013

Thank You, Mecklenburg County, for Supporting Water Quality Improvements

Catawba Lands Conservancy recently received two grants from programs that are a part of Mecklenburg County’s Soil and Water Conservation District. A $7,500 grant from the […]
August 29, 2013

How Piedmont Natural Gas Helped Protect a Local Treasure

When big companies work closely with residents to do good in the community, they usually use every available resource to let the public know about it. […]
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 […]
August 15, 2013

Temporary Take-Out Established for South Fork River Paddlers

ATTENTION South Fork Catawba River (South Fork River Trail) Users: The recent high water on the South Fork Catawba River unfortunately damaged the dock at the […]
August 14, 2013

Public Comment Period Underway for CLC’s Reaccreditation

CLC is Applying for its Reaccreditation through the Land Trust Alliance A public comment period is now open through early next year. The Land Trust Alliance’s […]
July 24, 2013

Now is the Time to Conserve Your Land: Tax Incentives Expire December 31

  Attention landowners: now is the time to conserve your property before conservation tax incentives expire on December 31. These incentives help you maximize your land donation […]
July 19, 2013

Ann Hayes Browning Steps Down as The Thread’s Project Director

“One of the greatest things about my experience with the Carolina Thread Trail has been meeting inspirational team members, partners and community leaders who share a […]
July 10, 2013

The Thread Seeks Applicants For 2013 Trail Masters Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Carolina Thread Trail’s 2013 Trail Masters Program. The application deadline is August 7, 2013. Sixteen volunteers will be selected […]
June 27, 2013

Purchase Tickets For the 2013 Chiquita Classic and Support CLC and The Thread

Attention Golf Fans! You can enjoy your favorite game while helping to strengthen our community! If you’re planning on attending the 2013 Chiquita Classic Golf Tournament, […]