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Conservation Value and Benefits for Connection to Nature

October 16, 2020

Protecting North Carolina’s Fall Splendor

Cooler temperatures mean North Carolinians can finally get outside and safely enjoy the glory of this fall leafing season. And with limited options for indoor social […]
October 15, 2020

7 trails for fall colors within 50 minutes of Charlotte

(Reprinted from Charlotte Agenda) By: Symphony Weber Peak fall color is expected to happen around mid-October, so now’s the time to hit the trails, feel the […]
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 […]
June 5, 2020

Black Voices and the Outdoors

In order to be an ally in standing up for Black lives, we are suspending our online promotion of National Trails Day (our annual community festival […]
April 10, 2020

Video: Spread Joy, Not the Virus

We need our trails and greenways now more than ever! Let’s all do our part in making sure they stay open by keeping 6 feet apart. […]
April 6, 2020

Nature Care Package: 5 ways to connect to the outdoors

1. Read or listen to “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry. When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the […]
April 3, 2020

Nature and your mental health

Research showing the connection between outdoor spaces and our mental health has multiplied over the past several decades. It’s something we all know but easily forget: […]
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 […]
March 20, 2020

Embrace the outdoors

“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” – G. M. Trevelyan We are in an extraordinary time, beyond what any of us has seen […]
August 8, 2019

Stewardship is Forever

Closing on a piece of land CLC vows to protect in perpetuity is just the beginning. by Page Leggett (printed in Annual Report 2016) Stewardship resembles […]
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 […]
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 […]
December 29, 2017

Rare Flowers of the Piedmont Savanna

Along roadsides and utility lines survive the relics of a largely forgotten habitat – the Piedmont savanna and prairie. Historical documents dating back to the 1540s […]
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) […]
June 5, 2017

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 […]
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 […]
May 12, 2016

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 […]
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 […]
October 28, 2015

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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