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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 […]
July 10, 2013

The Thread Seeks Applicants For 2013 Trail Masters Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Carolina Thread Trail’s 2013 Trail Masters Program. The application deadline is August 7, 2013. Sixteen volunteers will be selected […]
June 27, 2013

Purchase Tickets For the 2013 Chiquita Classic and Support CLC and The Thread

Attention Golf Fans! You can enjoy your favorite game while helping to strengthen our community! If you’re planning on attending the 2013 Chiquita Classic Golf Tournament, […]
June 7, 2013

Construction of a Trail Near You May Be In Jeopardy

Current North Carolina General Assembly draft legislation prohibits state match funding for greenways and other bicycle and pedestrian improvements. This policy shift would eliminate the way […]
May 15, 2013

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail Opens June 1 on National Trails Day

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails. The organization designates June 1 of each year to celebrate trails across the […]
May 14, 2013

Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board Awards $130,000 to Communities, CLC

The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board recently awarded two implementation grants, totaling $130,000, for community projects along the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread). Implementation grants provide […]
February 5, 2013

George D. Kimberly: CLC’s New Land Acquisition Director

George D. Kimberly, Jr. has joined Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) as its new land acquisition director. Kimberly brings distinct business, community and leadership skills, and a […]
January 15, 2013

Local Land Conservation Efforts Advance in 2012, with 455 Acres Preserved

Catawba Lands Conservancy concludes 2012 with conservation projects and initiatives that are benefiting the region and engaging local communities   Catawba Lands Conservancy ended 2012, its 21st […]
January 15, 2013

358 Acres of Girl Scouts’ Property in Iredell County Protected

Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Council) are pleased to announce the conservation of more than half of the Council’s Dale Earnhardt […]
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 […]
November 29, 2012

Thread Trail Governing Board awards grants to CLC, Lancaster County totaling $150,369

Funding will help complete the trail at our Buffalo Creek Preserve in Cabarrus County. The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board awarded two implementation grants, totaling $150,369, […]
November 16, 2012

Thank You, RoxAnne Smith, for Your Conservation Legacy to CLC and the Region

Catawba Lands Conservancy said goodbye this week to its wonderful, hardworking Associate Director RoxAnne Smith – a great champion for local land conservation efforts. Desiring to […]
October 29, 2012

The Thread to Celebrate Its Fifth Anniversary and 100th Mile of Open Trail

An Event is Planned to Unveil a Unique 100th Mile Marker, Host Nature Hikes and Announce a Facebook Photo Contest The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread), […]
October 21, 2012

Long Creek Conservation Area

Great things are taking place on and around Catawba Lands Conservancy’s (CLC) Long Creek Conservation Area, including a new 2.1-mile segment of the Carolina Thread Trail […]
October 17, 2012

Rehabilitated Barred Owl Released Back Into the Wild at Long Creek Conservation Area

Newton was free ‘as a bird’ last night. Spreading his wings, he gracefully flew to a tree within Catawba Lands Conservancy’s Long Creek Conservation Area within […]
August 30, 2012

Get Outside on The Thread during the DNC!

You are invited to attend special Democratic National Convention related events highlighting the Carolina Thread Trail! These events will take place at CarolinaFest 2012 and along […]
August 28, 2012

Meet Chip Sell: Devoted CLC Volunteer and The Thread’s Volunteer of the Year

After working for 40 years at BB&T Bank, Clegg “Chip” Sell wanted to spend his retirement relaxing and doing the things he’s most passionate about. So […]
August 3, 2012

Video Info for Learn About Us

As a nationally accredited land trust, we conserve and manage land for public benefit in North Carolina’s Southern Piedmont. We conserve 162 properties, totaling 12,453 acres […]
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. […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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