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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 Historical documents dating back to the 1540s […]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 […]
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

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 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

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 […]
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 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 […]
August 16, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Suspension Bridge Build

Help the Carolina Thread Trail Complete the Trail at the Buffalo Creek Preserve! In June, The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) opened a 2-mile trail at […]
August 15, 2013

Temporary Take-Out Established for South Fork River Paddlers

ATTENTION South Fork Catawba River (South Fork River Trail) Users: The recent high water on the South Fork Catawba River unfortunately damaged the dock at the […]
July 19, 2013

Ann Hayes Browning Steps Down as The Thread’s Project Director

“One of the greatest things about my experience with the Carolina Thread Trail has been meeting inspirational team members, partners and community leaders who share a […]
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