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Conservation Value and Benefits for Connection to Nature

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 […]
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 […]
May 2, 2012

Volunteers Are Needed for “Tread The Thread 5K”

Thanks to everyone who registered to run or walk in the Carolina Thread Trail’s 1st annual “Tread The Thread 5K” Trail Race and 1 Mile Fun […]
April 6, 2012

We protect clean water, wildlife habitat, local farms and connections to nature

April 6, 2012

We are the lead agency for the Carolina Thread Trail; more than 220 miles are open to the public

April 1, 2012

CLC is the lead agency for The Carolina Thread Trail

April 1, 2012

220+ miles of the Carolina Thread Trail are open to the public

April 1, 2012

Over the past five years, a 14.6 miles of trail have been opened on or planned for CLC conserved properties

April 1, 2012

$3 million in private grants have been awarded to communities to build The Thread

March 21, 2012

Advances urban conservation

March 21, 2012

Builds regional partnerships

March 21, 2012

Promotes recreation and improved health

March 21, 2012

Connects people to nature and the outdoors

February 21, 2012

Volunteer Workday Scheduled for The Thread

The Carolina Thread Trail will hold a volunteer workday on Sat., Feb. 25 (this Saturday), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to complete a 1/4 mile section […]
January 31, 2012

Hagans Forest Has Rich Conservation Value

In 2011, a conservation easement for Hagans Forest was donated to Catawba Lands Conservancy. Hagans Forest is approximately 202 acres and located near Crowders Mountain State […]
January 27, 2012

The Trail Ahead in 2012 for The Thread

Leadership and staff of The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) are excited about the work ahead in 2012! Thanks to the efforts of many community partners, an estimated 12 miles of […]
December 21, 2011

Carolina Thread Trail to hold Community Meetings in Belmont, Shelby

The City of Belmont is providing its residents and the public with an update on the planning process and presenting alignment recommendations for a new public […]
December 7, 2011

CLC and The Thread in the News: Listen or Watch

Listen to the WFAE interview. – Watch the News 14 interview. Tom Okel, executive director of the Catawba Lands Conservancy; Ann Browning, project director for the […]
November 21, 2011

Give Your Change to REI to Help The Thread

Starting now through Dec. 25, REI customers will be asked to donate money to the Carolina Thread Trail (CTT or The Thread) as part of the […]
March 24, 2011

The preservation of Mountain Creek

In late 2010, Catawba County and Catawba Lands Conservancy successfully completed the permanent conservation of Mountain Creek. Kitty Barnes and Mary George tell the story here […]
November 30, 2010

Drawn to the Woods – Dr. Jim Matthews

As part of our ongoing series, “We Speak for the Land,” Dr. Jim Matthews talks about Catawba Wildflower Glen, the first property conserved by Catawba Lands […]
November 30, 2010

Nature is Key to Neighborhood Revitalization – Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols, Executive Director for Lakewood Community Development Corporation, shares his experience working with Catawba Lands Conservancy and how access to nature in an urban setting […]
November 30, 2010

A Tree to Call Home – Dr. Rob Bierregaard

Dr. Rob Bierregaard has studied Barred Owls in Charlotte for more than 10 years. In this video from Catawba Lands Conservancy’s “We Speak for the Land” […]
November 8, 2010

Yoga Matters to benefit Lakewood’s ‘preserve-in-progress’

Yoga for Life/Centered Wellness is hosting a yoga class to benefit the future Lakewood Preserve as part of its Yoga Matters series. When: Friday, January 7, […]
November 8, 2010

Stanley Creek Forest Monitoring Visit

On Saturday, November 6, our Stewardship Director Sharon Wilson led a team of volunteers on a monitoring visit to Stanley Creek Forest to document the current […]
October 15, 2010

Carolina Thread Trail Dedication at Pharr Yarns Preserve

On Saturday, October 9, McAdenville community leaders hosted a dedication for the newly-constructed segment of the Carolina Thread Trail on the Pharr Yarns Preserve. Approximately 200 […]
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