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October 4, 2022

Our Fall 2022 newsletter has arrived!

The latest issue of our newsletter has just arrived! We can’t wait for you to catch up on the exciting things that have been happening here […]
September 28, 2022

Catawba Lands Conservancy awarded $1.1 million in state grants

Projects will provide critical water quality and native species protection Charlotte, N.C. – The Catawba Lands Conservancy has been awarded $1,142,000 in grant funding from the […]
September 28, 2022

MAKING MOUNTAIN CREEK PARK: NEW CATAWBA COUNTY PARK BUILT ON PARTNERSHIP

Along the shores of Lake Norman in Catawba County, N.C., the sounds of osprey, red-bellied woodpeckers and cicadas now mingle with the joyful squeals of children, […]
September 28, 2022

Fall Adventures Await on the Carolina Thread Trail!

Looking for fall colors? We recommend hitting the South Fork Rail Trail for some leaf peeping, then heading into Lincolnton for a slice at GoodWood Pizzeria, […]
July 20, 2022

If You Build It They Will Come: Outdoor Recreation to Revitalize Town of Great Falls

Nestled along the banks of the Catawba River in Chester County, South Carolina, lies the small town of Great Falls. The tranquil water landscape lends itself […]
July 14, 2022

Our Spring newsletter and 2021 Annual Report has arrived

Our spring newsletter and 2021 Annual Report is here! Click below to view the issue online, or view the pdf version here. Photo by Grant Baldwin.
May 23, 2022

Invest in Conservation for North Carolina’s Future

Our state’s conservation needs are not one-and-done. That’s why we and our fellow members of the Land for Tomorrow coalition are working with state leaders to […]
June 28, 2021

Building trails that last – how we’re treading toward a more sustainable trail network

So you think you know about sustainability? We’re willing to bet that when you hear the word, trails aren’t what come to mind. Nevertheless, sustainability is […]
May 17, 2021

Celebrate the outdoors at National Trails Day

Mount Holly, N.C. – The Carolina Thread Trail will bring back its annual National Trails Day celebration on Saturday, June 5, 2021 with an increased focus […]
February 22, 2021

Improvements Coming to Spencer Mountain Kayak Launch With Funds from The Gaston Community Foundation

Gaston County, N.C. – A favorite spot for outdoor enthusiasts, the Spencer Mountain River Access Canoe and Kayak Launch in Spencer Mountain, N.C. will soon get […]
January 15, 2021

What does the future hold for development, trails in Charlotte?

It’s no secret to folks who live in the greater Charlotte region – we’re growing and developing faster than many people could have imagined. That means […]
January 12, 2021

Five Triumphs in a Tough Year

Last year brought a lot of challenges to the Conservancy and Thread Trail. As we look back on this unprecedented year that was 2020, it’s incredible […]
November 3, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects two new properties

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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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