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March 20, 2020

Embrace the outdoors

“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” – G. M. Trevelyan We are in an extraordinary time, beyond what any of us has seen […]
January 2, 2020

Flying squirrels spotted at Eastover Ridge Preserve

Recently, students from Queens University have been conducting research on our Eastover Ridge Preserve. Some of the students were working to discover if and how owls […]
May 13, 2019

Stroupe Forest Preserve Protects 62 Acres in Gaston County

In the small community of Alexis located between Stanley and High Shoals in Gaston County lies 62.6 acres of property that has been in Stephen Stroupe’s […]
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 […]
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

Planned Giving 101

Planned giving is often an overlooked opportunity to make a contribution to Catawba Lands Conservancy. Planned gifts to CLC provide a permanent way to leave a […]
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

Two Acres to 20: Dwarf-flowered Heartleaf is Flourishing

In 2006 when biologists assessed the land on which the Lincolnton/Lincoln County Airport now operates, they were surprised to find a viable population of Hexastylis naniflora […]
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 2, 2013

Brian Rollins: Big Sky Equals Big Dreams For This Local Farmer and CLC Landowner

Food from the Rollins’ farm in Lincoln County will be featured as a part of  the Taste for the Land event on Oct. 24. Growing big carrots […]
September 20, 2013

CLC’s Reaccreditation: Why it’s Important to Our Region

CLC is Applying for its Reaccreditation A public comment period is now open through early next year. The Land Trust Alliance’s Land Trust Accreditation Program recognizes […]
September 16, 2013

North Carolina Wildlife Federation starts new Charlotte Chapter

CROWN is a new chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation in Charlotte. Learn more on Sept. 19 about this new chapter and how to invite […]
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 […]
August 14, 2013

Public Comment Period Underway for CLC’s Reaccreditation

CLC is Applying for its Reaccreditation through the Land Trust Alliance A public comment period is now open through early next year. The Land Trust Alliance’s […]
July 24, 2013

Now is the Time to Conserve Your Land: Tax Incentives Expire December 31

  Attention landowners: now is the time to conserve your property before conservation tax incentives expire on December 31. These incentives help you maximize your land donation […]
June 14, 2013

NC Budget Update (June 14, 2013)

The Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) and the Natural Heritage Trust Fund (NHTF) are important funding sources for Catawba Lands Conservancy, and cuts to these dedicated […]
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 7, 2013

July 27 Hike

May 7, 2013

June 29 Hike

May 2, 2013

CLC Annual Meeting and Hikes: This Saturday, May 4!

We are looking forward to seeing many of our conservation friends and supporters at Redlair Farm & Forest for the 2013 CLC Annual Meeting! It will be […]
April 8, 2013

Meet Us at Redlair for our Annual Meeting on May 4

It’s that time of year again for all of CLC’s conservation friends and supporters to meet at Redlair Farm & Forest for the 2013 CLC Annual […]
February 20, 2013

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Please Send Letters To Urge Gov. McCrory to Increase Conservation Funding

Please send letters today to Gov. McCrory about the importance of conservation funding. We need your help to encourage North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory to increase conservation […]
January 30, 2013

Enhanced Easement Incentive Renewed Through Dec. 2013

U.S. Congress recently renewed the Enhanced Easement Incentive that enables landowners and family farmers to get a significant federal tax benefit for donating a conservation easement […]
January 30, 2013

CWMTF, State Funding Update: 2012-2013

The 2012-13 budget approved by the North Carolina State Legislature included $10.75 million for the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF). It is less […]
January 30, 2013

Duke Energy Grant, Volunteers Restore Riparian Buffers

The Catawba Lands Conservancy’s Pinhook Preserve is a spectacular part of a 1,200 acre area of land conserved by the CLC along a two mile stretch […]
January 3, 2013

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Development Associate The development associate will provide direct support to the development director in the implementation of Catawba Lands Conservancy’s and the Carolina Thread Trail’s fundraising […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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