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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 […]
May 7, 2013

July 27 Hike

May 7, 2013

May 25 – South Fork Rail Trail Hike

March 6, 2013

CLC Announces Another $50,000 Corporate Challenge Grant from Duke Energy

Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is pleased to announce that Duke Energy will issue another $50,000 corporate challenge grant to help facilitate donations from other local businesses and companies […]
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 […]
August 13, 2012

Become a Sponsor for “Taste for the Land”

Catawba Corps, a new affiliate membership group that supports Catawba Lands Conservancy, is seeking sponsorships for its upcoming fundraising event, “Taste for the Land.” “Taste for the Land” will […]
July 31, 2012

Catawba Corps Event Test

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 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 […]
June 1, 2012

Thanks Corporate Partners and Landowners

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been making visits to the offices, properties and homes of some of our 2011 corporate partners and landowners to thank […]
May 31, 2012

Acres of the Federally Threatened Dwarf-flower Heartleaf Found on a CLC Preserve

Federally Threatened Dwarf-flower Heartleaf Earlier this month, CLC GIS Director Sean Bloom and James Padgette from the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program discovered a 19-acre population […]
March 9, 2012

Watch Tom Okel on the Carolina Business Review

Just in case you missed it, Catawba Lands Conservancy Executive Director Tom Okel was on WTVI’s Carolina Business Review! Click here to view the show. Tom, along with […]
March 5, 2012

Who We Are

Let’s talk about who we are
February 23, 2012

Thank You Kudzu-Cutting Volunteers

A crew of eight Catawba Lands Conservancy volunteers and several volunteers and staff from the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden chopped and cut kudzu from a three-acre […]
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 30, 2011

Catawba Lands Conservancy: 20 Years of Land Conservation

Twenty years ago, Mary McDaniel fought to convince people to notice the beauty and significance of Mountain Island Lake. That effort has preserved drinking water for […]
November 21, 2011

Let’s vote for Jennifer Pharr Davis!

Vote for Jennifer Pharr Davis and help her become National Geographic Magazine’s “Adventurer of the Year.” You can click here to vote: http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2012/vote/. Votes can be […]
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 […]
October 26, 2011

Local Artist to Host Fundraiser to Benefit the Conservancy

The public is invited to “Conservation Canvases,” an art show hosted by Heidi Kirschner Fine Art. The show will celebrate Catawba Lands Conservancy’s 20th anniversary of […]
August 15, 2011

Farmland to be protected in Union County

News 14 Carolina recently aired a story on farmland protection in Union County.  Reporter Sarah Pisciuneri interviewed the Conservancy’s Associate Director RoxAnne Smith and landowner Frank […]
February 22, 2011

McAlpine Creek Clean Up at Newcombe Preserve

The Conservancy’s Sean Bloom led a group of volunteers to clean up McAlpine Creek at Newcombe Preserve. Here are some great photos of their work and […]
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 […]
September 28, 2010

Trail Work Day at Pharr Yarns Preserve – September 2010

On Saturday, September 25, staff from the Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail led 45 volunteers to improve and clear a new, two mile natural surface […]
September 2, 2010

A Commitment To Forever – Jean Woods

Jean Woods, a long time stewardship volunteer for Catawba Lands Conservancy, shares her story and explains why its so important to “speak for the land.”
July 1, 2010

Inaugural “Race For The Land” Half Marathon and 8K

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June 20, 2010

2010 Redlair Nature Fest | June 5

The third annual Redlair Nature Fest was presented on June 5th. Listen to Mr. Haywood Rankin tell how he and Catawba Lands Conservancy have worked together […]
May 1, 2010

2010 Run for the Money 5k in Gastonia

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