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Conservation Value and Benefits for Connection to Nature

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 […]
December 3, 2012

100+ Volunteers Support TreesCharlotte NeighborWoods Tree Planting at Southside Holmes

Charlotte’s most recognizable asset – its tree canopy – got a big boost on Dec. 1, thanks to many great volunteers who participated in a collaborative tree-planting […]
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 […]
November 5, 2012

CLC Leads NeighborWoods Effort of TreesCharlotte

The community effort aims to recruit volunteers to help plant trees in several Charlotte communities. Sign up today and volunteer to plant trees around Charlotte. The […]
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 19, 2012

Long Creek Conservation Area: A benefit to the community and region

This conserved land will permanently protect clean water and wildlife habitat and now hosts a segment of the Carolina Thread Trail  Great things are taking place on […]
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 […]
October 9, 2012

Prescribed Burn Conducted Safely and Successfully

The North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) and Catawba Lands Conservancy conducted a safe and successful prescribed burn on Sept 28, 2012, at the Buffalo Creek Preserve […]
September 28, 2012

Attend FarmFest12 at Redlair on Oct. 6

The Mount Holly Farmers Market is holding its fourth annual fundraising event, FarmFest12. Featuring local foods and chefs, popular area bands, games and nature hikes, this year’s […]
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 16, 2012

Frank Howey Conserved His 118-Farm in Union County in 2011

August 7, 2012

Adviser (Frank Bragg) Finds Niche Conserving Land, Trimming Taxes

By Daisy Maxey NEW YORK–After suburban sprawl surrounded financial adviser Frank Bragg’s 28-acre family farm south of Charlotte, he moved north to a 312-acre farm and […]
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 20, 2012

Catawba Lands Conservancy Uses Goats to Reduce Kudzu

A hungry herd of 50 goats spent all of June and a few weeks in July eating nuancing kudzu plants and vines from Catawba Lands Conservancy’s […]
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 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. […]
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 […]
July 2, 2012

Baby Bog Turtles Found at a CLC preserve

Davidson College’s Department of Biology and Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) are pleased to report preliminary survey results of a rare and federally threatened bog turtle population residing on a […]
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 18, 2012

Check Out Our Kudzu Goats and the Beauty of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Several goats – from Wells Farm in Horse Shoe, NC – are at Seven Oaks Preserve eating away at the nuancing kudzu vines growing there. It […]
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 […]
June 11, 2012

Kudzu-Eating Goats Arrive at our Seven Oaks Preserve

A hungry herd of 50 goats will spend the next several weeks eating the nuancing vine from our protected property Starting June 11, 50 goats will […]
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 21, 2012

Securing North Carolina’s Future: A Five-Year Plan for Investing in Our Land, Water and Quality of Life

North Carolina’s forests, farms, wetlands and other natural lands contribute to our health, economic prosperity and quality of life. Rapid residential and commercial development over the […]
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