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July 31, 2012

A Taste for the Land Committee

A Taste for the Land Thursday, October 25, 2012 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2012-2013 Steering Committee Tommy Lee, co-chair Jenny Ward, co-chair Alexandra Ball Bradford Barry Bryan Bobo […]
July 31, 2012

Catawba Corps Event Test

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 20, 2012

Catawba Lands Conservancy Uses Goats to Reduce Kudzu

A hungry herd of 50 goats spent all of June and a few weeks in July eating nuancing kudzu plants and vines from Catawba Lands Conservancy’s […]
July 19, 2012

Trexler Property

County: Gaston Acres: 6.26 Conservation Value: Clean Water and Wildlife Habitat Date Conserved: February 2004   The 6-acre Trexler Property is comprised of upland and alluvial […]
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 10, 2012

Carolina Stories Video: Check out The Thread on the ‘Big Screen’ this Friday!

This Friday, July 13, in conjunction with South End’s Food Truck Friday, the Charlotte in 2012 DNC Host Committee is hosting a special screening of Carolina Stories. […]
July 5, 2012

River Oaks Plantation

County: Lincoln Acres: 252 Conservation Value: Clean Water and Wildlife Habitat Date Conserved: July 2001 With wildlife and rural scenic vistas abundant throughout the 252-acre River […]
July 5, 2012

Ridge Road Preserve

County: Mecklenburg Acres: 40.67 Conservation Value: Clean Water and Wildlife Habitat  Date Conserved: January 1999 Ridge Road Preserve supports one of Mecklenburg County’s most significant Natural […]
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 […]
July 2, 2012

On the Bird Watch at Buffalo Creek

Conservation Biologist and Bird Expert Don Seriff has a trained eye and distinct listening ear when it comes to determining bird species. He’s using his expertise […]
July 2, 2012

Baby Bog Turtles Found at a CLC preserve

Davidson College’s Department of Biology and Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) are pleased to report preliminary survey results of a rare and federally threatened bog turtle population residing on a […]
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 19, 2012

New Park and Thread Trail Segment to Open Near Goat Island Preserve

The Town of Cramerton will hold the Goat Island Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this coming Thursday, June 21, from 6-8 p.m. on Goat Island. […]
June 18, 2012

Check Out Our Kudzu Goats and the Beauty of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Several goats – from Wells Farm in Horse Shoe, NC – are at Seven Oaks Preserve eating away at the nuancing kudzu vines growing there. It […]
June 15, 2012

Carolina Thread Trail Seeks Applicants For Its Trail Masters Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Carolina Thread Trail’s 2012 Trail Masters Program. The application deadline is July 13, 2012. Sixteen volunteers will be selected […]
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 […]
June 1, 2012

Thanks Corporate Partners and Landowners

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been making visits to the offices, properties and homes of some of our 2011 corporate partners and landowners to thank […]
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 21, 2012

Volunteers: Help Build a Trail at the Buffalo Creek Preserve

National Trails Day is June 2: Come out and help us build a trail! The Carolina Thread Trail is hosting a volunteer workday in conjunction with […]
May 21, 2012

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

North Carolina’s forests, farms, wetlands and other natural lands contribute to our health, economic prosperity and quality of life. Rapid residential and commercial development over the […]
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 […]