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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 […]
October 3, 2014

CLC Awarded $50k from Duke Energy to Protect Waxhaw Creek

Seed grant will protect water quality and endangered wildlife in Waxhaw Creek watershed  CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) announced a $50,000 investment from Duke […]
August 25, 2014

Conservancy Earns National Recognition, Renewed Accreditation

  Catawba Lands Conservancy Earns Continued National Recognition Renewed Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has achieved […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]