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May 25, 2021

Our 2020 Annual Report and 2021 Spring Newsletter are here!

The Conservancy and Thread Trail are excited to bring you our newest newsletter, including our 2020 Annual Report. Check out the whole issue below! Photo by […]
May 17, 2021

Carolina Thread Trail and City of Mount Holly to celebrate the outdoors with socially distanced National Trails Day event

Mount Holly, N.C. – The Carolina Thread Trail will bring back its annual National Trails Day celebration on Saturday, June 5, 2021 with an increased focus […]
February 22, 2021

Improvements Coming to Spencer Mountain Kayak Launch With Funds from The Gaston Community Foundation

Gaston County, N.C. – A favorite spot for outdoor enthusiasts, the Spencer Mountain River Access Canoe and Kayak Launch in Spencer Mountain, N.C. will soon get […]
January 15, 2021

What does the future hold for development, trails in Charlotte?

It’s no secret to folks who live in the greater Charlotte region – we’re growing and developing faster than many people could have imagined. That means […]
January 12, 2021

Five Triumphs in a Tough Year

Last year brought a lot of challenges to the Conservancy and Thread Trail. As we look back on this unprecedented year that was 2020, it’s incredible […]
November 3, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects two new properties

Lincolnton, N.C. – A local dairy farm and creamery is now protected from development in perpetuity by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The project was funded in […]
October 16, 2020

Protecting North Carolina’s Fall Splendor

Cooler temperatures mean North Carolinians can finally get outside and safely enjoy the glory of this fall leafing season. And with limited options for indoor social […]
October 15, 2020

7 trails for fall colors within 50 minutes of Charlotte

(Reprinted from Charlotte Agenda) By: Symphony Weber Peak fall color is expected to happen around mid-October, so now’s the time to hit the trails, feel the […]
August 28, 2020

Land Trust Accreditation Commission renews CLC’s accreditation

We are excited to announce that Catawba Lands Conservancy’s land trust accreditation has officially been renewed! The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the […]
August 12, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy adds 87 acres of protected land along Forney Creek

Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has just protected 87 acres of land along Forney Creek near the Town of Denver in Lincoln County. The official […]
May 13, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects 60 acres in Mountain Island Lake watershed

Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has conserved 60 acres of land adjacent to the Gar Creek Nature Preserve in Mecklenburg County. The official name of […]
April 10, 2020

Video: Spread Joy, Not the Virus

We need our trails and greenways now more than ever! Let’s all do our part in making sure they stay open by keeping 6 feet apart. […]
April 3, 2020

Nature and your mental health

Research showing the connection between outdoor spaces and our mental health has multiplied over the past several decades. It’s something we all know but easily forget: […]
April 1, 2020

Wondering in the woods

Catawba Lands Conservancy’s Program Coordinator reflects on how his relationship to the outdoors has changed throughout his life, and how he shares his sense of wonder […]
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 […]
February 10, 2020

Catawba Lands Conservancy protects 27 acres on historic Bradford Farm

Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy recently worked with Grier and Kim Bradford to protect 26.58 acres of their historic family farm in Huntersville through a […]
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 […]
November 6, 2019

Elusive Bog Turtles Located on Protected Land 

In October, a biologist from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, volunteers with Project Bog Turtle and Catawba Lands Conservancy staff had the great pleasure to find […]
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 […]
May 2, 2019

Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice: Catawba Lands Conservancy Seeks Reaccreditation

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Catawba Lands Conservancy […]
January 2, 2019

2018: A Year of Wins for Conservation and Trails

Take a look back on all of the work that was been done in 2018 to conserve land in our region, protect our quality of life […]
November 5, 2018

Conservation Easement Secured for 339 Acres in Union County to Offset Harm from Monroe Bypass

MARSHVILLE, NC-  The Yadkin Riverkeeper, a nonprofit conservation group represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, in partnership with Catawba Lands Conservancy, today announced the purchase […]
October 4, 2018

Fall 2018 Newsletter – Available NOW!

Check out the latest edition of our newsletter!
July 12, 2018

Catawba Lands Conservancy and U.S. National Whitewater Center Partner to Protect 193 Acres in Northwest Charlotte

Conservation project a win for water quality and local trails  Charlotte, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) and the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) have partnered […]
May 3, 2018

2017 Annual Report is available now!

 From saving the bog turtles in Jane’s Meadow Bog to the affects of the Thread Trail is small communities like those in Stanly County —check out […]
January 1, 2018

5 Wins for Conservation and Trails in 2017

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters, 2017 has been a tremendously successful year, from 429 acres of land protected to the 5 new Thread Trail segments […]
July 27, 2017

City of Charlotte Collaboration Protects 131 Acres of Land

3 new conservation projects part of innovative collaboration to preserve tree canopy In July, we worked with the City of Charlotte’s Tree Canopy Preservation Program (TCPP) […]
June 6, 2017

Haywood Rankin Receives NC Land Trust Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The North Carolina Land Trust Council awarded Haywood Rankin its Lifetime Achievement Award in Hendersonville on May 24. Haywood Rankin has been the driving force in the protection […]
June 5, 2017

24 Acres Preserved in Mecklenburg County Expands Catawba Wildflower Glen

We worked with the City of Charlotte and landowners Tracy and Chris Smawley to permanently protect 24 acres of forestland that will expand CLC’s first protected property […]
March 2, 2017

Picnic with Us April 28 in Freedom Park

Fresh air. Fabulous local food. Bluegrass music. An evening to remember in Freedom Park! Join us on Friday, April 28, for the inaugural Pop-Up Picnic at […]
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