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July 25, 2012

Are You Attending the 2012 Chiquita Classic? Purchase Your Tickets and Support Conservation!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE! Attention golf fans! If you’re planning on attending the 2012 Chiquita Classic, you can buy your tickets today and designate your purchase as […]
July 24, 2012

Introducing Table Talk Tuesdays!

We write and share so much information electronically online these days: all types of electronic messages…from notes, articles, texts, IMs, photos, and even simple “hellos”…in more […]
July 20, 2012

CLC Gets Grant to Fund Bridges Along the South Fork Trail

Catawba Lands Conservancy is pleased to announce that we received a $12,037 grant from the Glenn Foundation to fund two new bike/pedestrian bridges along the South Fork Trail. This two-mile […]
July 11, 2012

Update on the Spencer Mt. River Access Closure

Thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions and feedback regarding the Spencer Mt. River Access closure. This access launch, which temporarily closed on June 29, is still […]
July 3, 2012

Piedmont Natural Gas Gives $30,000 Towards Conservation

Catawba Lands Conservancy is pleased to announce a $30,000 corporate gift from Piedmont Natural Gas. In addition to answering the challenge from Duke Energy, PNG will […]
June 27, 2012

CLC Temporarily Closed the Spencer Mt. River Access on June 29

Due to public safety concerns related to unauthorized swimming and maintenance issues, Catawba Lands Conservancy temporarily closed its Spencer Mt. River Access canoe/kayak launch on Friday, […]
June 27, 2012

Celebrate Goat Island and a New Segment of The Thread

The Town of Cramerton will hold another festive event on Goat Island this week where community residents can access and enjoy a new segment of The […]
June 11, 2012

Kudzu-Eating Goats Arrive at our Seven Oaks Preserve

A hungry herd of 50 goats will spend the next several weeks eating the nuancing vine from our protected property Starting June 11, 50 goats will […]
June 6, 2012

CLC Needs Stewardship Volunteers…Can You Help?

Do you have a few extra hours to help us cut grass, whack some weeds, or even pick up trash at a few of our conserved […]
June 1, 2012

$25,612 in Run For The Money Funds Awarded

Run For The Money was on April 21 and we had a great show of support, including staff who ran in the 5K race. Thanks to […]
May 31, 2012

Acres of the Federally Threatened Dwarf-flower Heartleaf Found on a CLC Preserve

Federally Threatened Dwarf-flower Heartleaf Earlier this month, CLC GIS Director Sean Bloom and James Padgette from the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program discovered a 19-acre population […]
May 24, 2012

June 2 is Great Outdoor Provision Co.’s Land Trust Day: Shop and Help Support CLC!

June 2 is Great Outdoor Provision Co.’s Land Trust Day! When you shop at the Charlotte Store at the Park Road Shopping Center, a portion of […]
May 14, 2012

“Securing North Carolina’s Future: A Five-Year Plan for Investing in Our Land, Water and Quality of Life”

Land for Tomorrow released a comprehensive report on May 14, 2012, that tracks the success of land conservation in North Carolina over the past seven years. According […]
May 14, 2012

“Tread The Thread 5K” Was a Huge Success! Thank You!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated, supported, volunteered and sponsored the Carolina Thread Trail’s 1st annual “Tread The Thread 5K” Trail Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk […]
May 8, 2012

Meet Our Volunteer of the Year: Bill Toole

To do our work successfully, we rely on the generosity of our volunteers and corporate partners to help advance land conservation. One such volunteer, Bill Toole, has gone above and […]
May 2, 2012

Thanks for Attending the Annual Meeting!

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday, April 28, to attend our Annual Meeting and Hikes at Redlair Farm & Forest. We were glad […]
April 23, 2012

Thank you “Run For The Money” participants!

Thanks to everyone – runners, walkers and donors – who participated in and attended “Run For The Money” on Saturday, April 21. We had a wonderful […]
April 3, 2012

CLC Secures Its First $50,000 Duke Energy Corporate Challenge Grant Donation

Marsh Properties is the first company to donate towards the corporate fundraising challenge! It didn’t take long for Marsh Properties to realize the importance of giving […]
March 9, 2012

Watch Tom Okel on the Carolina Business Review

Just in case you missed it, Catawba Lands Conservancy Executive Director Tom Okel was on WTVI’s Carolina Business Review! Click here to view the show. Tom, along with […]
February 21, 2012

Volunteer Workday Scheduled for The Thread

The Carolina Thread Trail will hold a volunteer workday on Sat., Feb. 25 (this Saturday), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to complete a 1/4 mile section […]
February 15, 2012

Volunteers Needed To Help With Kudzu Removal

A photo of a kudzu plant and vines. This invasive plant species is not native to North Carolina. Catawba Lands Conservancy’s (CLC) Land Stewardship Team is […]
January 31, 2012

Hagans Forest: A Special Place With Rich Conservation Value

In 2011, a conservation easement for Hagans Forest was donated to Catawba Lands Conservancy. Hagans Forest is approximately 202 acres and located near Crowders Mountain State […]
January 31, 2012

Hagans Forest Has Rich Conservation Value

In 2011, a conservation easement for Hagans Forest was donated to Catawba Lands Conservancy. Hagans Forest is approximately 202 acres and located near Crowders Mountain State […]
January 31, 2012

Another Union County Farm is Conserved

A 118-acre soy, corn and wheat production farm in central Union County – conserved on Dec. 30, 2011, by Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) – will be […]
January 27, 2012

The Trail Ahead in 2012 for The Thread

Leadership and staff of The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) are excited about the work ahead in 2012! Thanks to the efforts of many community partners, an estimated 12 miles of […]
December 21, 2011

Carolina Thread Trail to hold Community Meetings in Belmont, Shelby

The City of Belmont is providing its residents and the public with an update on the planning process and presenting alignment recommendations for a new public […]
December 7, 2011

CLC and The Thread in the News: Listen or Watch

Listen to the WFAE interview. – Watch the News 14 interview. Tom Okel, executive director of the Catawba Lands Conservancy; Ann Browning, project director for the […]
November 30, 2011

Catawba Lands Conservancy: 20 Years of Land Conservation

Twenty years ago, Mary McDaniel fought to convince people to notice the beauty and significance of Mountain Island Lake. That effort has preserved drinking water for […]
November 21, 2011

Let’s vote for Jennifer Pharr Davis!

Vote for Jennifer Pharr Davis and help her become National Geographic Magazine’s “Adventurer of the Year.” You can click here to vote: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2012/vote/. Votes can be […]
November 21, 2011

Give Your Change to REI to Help The Thread

Starting now through Dec. 25, REI customers will be asked to donate money to the Carolina Thread Trail (CTT or The Thread) as part of the […]