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Conservation Value and Benefits for Clean Water

October 12, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects two new properties, including local dairy farm and creamery

Lincolnton, N.C. – A local dairy farm and creamery is now protected from development in perpetuity by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The project was funded in […]
August 12, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy adds 87 acres of protected land along Forney Creek

Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has just protected 87 acres of land along Forney Creek near the Town of Denver in Lincoln County. The official […]
May 13, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects 60 acres in Mountain Island Lake watershed

Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has conserved 60 acres of land adjacent to the Gar Creek Nature Preserve in Mecklenburg County. The official name of […]
April 1, 2020

Wondering in the woods

Catawba Lands Conservancy’s Program Coordinator reflects on how his relationship to the outdoors has changed throughout his life, and how he shares his sense of wonder […]
May 13, 2019

Stroupe Forest Preserve Protects 62 Acres in Gaston County

In the small community of Alexis located between Stanley and High Shoals in Gaston County lies 62.6 acres of property that has been in Stephen Stroupe’s […]
January 2, 2019

2018: A Year of Wins for Conservation and Trails

Take a look back on all of the work that was been done in 2018 to conserve land in our region, protect our quality of life […]
July 12, 2018

Catawba Lands Conservancy and U.S. National Whitewater Center Partner to Protect 193 Acres in Northwest Charlotte

Conservation project a win for water quality and local trails  Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) and the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) have partnered […]
April 19, 2018

Catawba Lands Conservancy to Protect More of a Region’s Rare Habitat

by Sean Bloom, Catawba Lands Conservancy’s GIS Director and Biologist This spring, in a small pocket of Gaston County, slime-covered creatures will emerge from the muck […]
March 21, 2018

The Story of Redlair

Haywood Rankin’s Gastonia homeplace has a past — and, thanks to him, a bright future. By Page Leggett Haywood Rankin’s life is inextricably linked to the Gaston […]
January 1, 2018

5 Wins for Conservation and Trails in 2017

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, 2017 has been a tremendously successful year, from 429 acres of land protected to the 5 new Thread Trail segments […]
July 27, 2017

City of Charlotte Collaboration Protects 131 Acres of Land

3 new conservation projects part of innovative collaboration to preserve tree canopy In July, we worked with the City of Charlotte’s Tree Canopy Preservation Program (TCPP) […]
January 12, 2017

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

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

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

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 […]
June 20, 2016

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 […]
January 8, 2016

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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 30, 2013

CWMTF, State Funding Update: 2012-2013

The 2012-13 budget approved by the North Carolina State Legislature included $10.75 million for the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF). It is less […]
January 3, 2013

“Clean Water fund faces tenuous finances” – Article from the Charlotte Observer

Here’s a great article, “Clean Water fund faces tenuous finances,” from the Charlotte Observer’s Bruce Henderson on budget concerns regarding the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
April 6, 2012

We protect clean water, wildlife habitat, local farms and connections to nature

April 1, 2012

We conserve a total of 5,416 acres of land for clean water for public benefit

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