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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 […]
June 20, 2016
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68 Acres Saved in Mecklenburg and Lincoln Counties

Charlotte conserved land part of tree canopy initiative Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) has permanently protected 46 acres along Gum Branch Creek, a tributary […]
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! […]
February 29, 2016
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Buffalo Creek Prescribed Burn Will Restore Rare Piedmont Savanna

Prescribed Burn Conducted Monday as Part of Piedmont Oak Savanna Habitat Restoration CLC and the NCFS worked closely to conduct a safe burn that will help […]
January 8, 2016
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34 Acres Conserved in Stanly County along Rocky River

New acquisition protects water quality, wildlife habitat and will provide public access for paddling Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has permanently protected 34 acres of forest […]
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 […]
December 21, 2015
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Victory: Congress Votes to Make Permanent the Tax Incentive for Conservation Easement Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2015 Federal Conservation Legislation Congress Passed Will Benefit Local Land Protection Efforts CHARLOTTE, NC (Dec. 21, 2015) – Catawba Lands Conservancy is […]
December 7, 2015
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More than $67,000 Raised for #GivingTuesdayCLT

We are excited to announce that YOU helped us raise more than $67,000 during #GivingTuesdayCLT. Thank you for helping us save land and connect lives to […]
November 23, 2015
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Planting Milkweed for Monarchs

CLC aims to help the regal butterfly bounce back from severe decline The monarch butterfly is in trouble. And that means our ecosystem is in trouble. […]
November 9, 2015
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Give to Nature for #GivingTuesdayCLT

Donations Made to CLC Nov. 10-Dec. 1  Matched by SHARE Charlotte Catawba Lands Conservancy is participating in SHARE Charlotte’s #GivingTuesdayCLT, a local initiative to raise funds for […]
October 28, 2015
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New Carolina Thread Trail and Bridge Opens Nov. 5 at Sally’s Y Preserve in Denver, NC

Grand Opening Forney Creek Trail and Bridge at Sally’s Y Thursday, Nov. 5 | Noon 1601 Forney Creek Parkway Denver, NC —  Join the Carolina Thread […]
October 19, 2015
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Upcoming Prescribed Burn at Buffalo Creek Preserve

Prescribed Burn May Happen Today as Part of Piedmont Oak Savanna Habitat Restoration CLC will work closely with the NCFS to conduct a safe burn  The […]
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

July 6, 2015

Rowan County Joins Carolina Thread Trail, Final County to Adopt Trail Master Plan

County Commissioners Vote 3-2 in Favor of Joining Regional Trail Network   Salisbury, N.C. – The Rowan County Board of Commissioners voted today to officially join […]
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 […]
May 18, 2015

70-Acre Lincoln County Family Farm Protected

  Lincoln County Family Farm Permanently Protected by Catawba Lands Conservancy Iron Station Farmers Donates 70 Acres for Conservation Charlotte, N.C. – A 70-acre family farm […]
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 […]