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December 21, 2015
Photo: Hagans Forest by Nancy Pierce

Show Your Love for Nature! Wallpapers for Your Phone and Desktop

    Display your LOVE for nature! Use these images of the places you’ve helped us protect to display your love for our local lands and […]
December 21, 2015
Photo: McCoy Farm by Debbie Warren

Victory: Congress Votes to Make Permanent the Tax Incentive for Conservation Easement Donations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2015 Federal Conservation Legislation Congress Passed Will Benefit Local Land Protection Efforts CHARLOTTE, NC (Dec. 21, 2015) – Catawba Lands Conservancy is […]
December 7, 2015

More than $67,000 Raised for #GivingTuesdayCLT

We are excited to announce that YOU helped us raise more than $67,000 during #GivingTuesdayCLT. Thank you for helping us save land and connect lives to […]
November 23, 2015

Planting Milkweed for Monarchs

CLC aims to help the regal butterfly bounce back from severe decline The monarch butterfly is in trouble. And that means our ecosystem is in trouble. […]
November 9, 2015

Give to Nature for #GivingTuesdayCLT

Donations Made to CLC Nov. 10-Dec. 1  Matched by SHARE Charlotte Catawba Lands Conservancy is participating in SHARE Charlotte’s #GivingTuesdayCLT, a local initiative to raise funds for […]
October 28, 2015

New Carolina Thread Trail and Bridge Opens Nov. 5 at Sally’s Y Preserve in Denver, NC

Grand Opening Forney Creek Trail and Bridge at Sally’s Y Thursday, Nov. 5 | Noon 1601 Forney Creek Parkway Denver, NC —  Join the Carolina Thread […]
October 19, 2015
Photo: Buffalo Creek Preserve by Nancy Pierce

Upcoming Prescribed Burn at Buffalo Creek Preserve

Prescribed Burn May Happen Today as Part of Piedmont Oak Savanna Habitat Restoration CLC will work closely with the NCFS to conduct a safe burn  The […]
September 29, 2015

Plant Milkweed at our Oct. 12 Volunteer Workday and Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 29. 2015 Plant Milkweed and Help Save Monarchs Oct. 12 at Buffalo Creek Preserve in Mt. Pleasant, NC Planting is part of […]
July 6, 2015

Rowan County Joins Carolina Thread Trail, Final County to Adopt Trail Master Plan

County Commissioners Vote 3-2 in Favor of Joining Regional Trail Network   Salisbury, N.C. – The Rowan County Board of Commissioners voted today to officially join […]
May 29, 2015

Two Times the Celebration! June 6 is National Land Trust Day and National Trails Day

National Land Trust Day Join us in celebrating the positive impact of land conservation on National Land Trust Day! Learn more about land trusts by watching […]
May 18, 2015

70-Acre Lincoln County Family Farm Protected

  Lincoln County Family Farm Permanently Protected by Catawba Lands Conservancy Iron Station Farmers Donates 70 Acres for Conservation Charlotte, N.C. – A 70-acre family farm […]
April 28, 2015

Member Event: Catawba Corps and Trailheads Paddle June 13

Rocky River Blueway Saturday, June 13, 9-11:30 a.m. 9111 Mount Pleasant Road South Midland, N.C. Members of Catawba Corps and Trailheads at the Trailblazer level, the membership […]
April 28, 2015

Special Event: National Trails Day Hike and Cleanup June 6

South Fork Trail Saturday, June 6 | 9-10:45 a.m. 119 Willow Drive McAdenville, NC 28101 FREE; Space is limited – advance registration required Celebrate National Trails […]
February 5, 2015

CLC Named Beneficiary of Feb. 19 Southern Spring Show Preview Celebration

Feb. 19 event “Gardens & Green Space” brings together unprecedented corporate support for local land conservation CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is pleased to […]
October 3, 2014

CLC Awarded $50k from Duke Energy to Protect Waxhaw Creek

Seed grant will protect water quality and endangered wildlife in Waxhaw Creek watershed  CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) announced a $50,000 investment from Duke […]
August 25, 2014

Conservancy Earns National Recognition, Renewed Accreditation

  Catawba Lands Conservancy Earns Continued National Recognition Renewed Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Catawba Lands Conservancy has achieved […]
July 14, 2014

Carolina Thread Trail Opens Riverbend Farm Trail and Launch in Cabarrus County

Riverbend Farm Trail and Canoe and Kayak Launch Now Open 12150 McManus Road Midland, NC 28107 The grand opening of the Riverbend Farm Trail and Canoe […]
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 […]
January 30, 2014

CLC’s Record Year for Conservation: 1,972 acres protected in 14 locations in 2013

Local Land Conservation Efforts Advance in 2013: Catawba Lands Conservancy concluded 2013 with a record number of protected acres: 1,972! The 14 conservation projects will benefit […]
January 29, 2014

2014 Farm Bill Passes House

Breaking News: 2014 Farm Bill Passes House on January 29, 2014 The House voted by a solid majority to approve the Farm Bill conference report by […]
December 10, 2013

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail is Now Open in Gaston County

A beautiful new 2.8-mile segment of The Carolina Thread Trail is now open at the Seven Oaks Preserve near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden at 6900 […]
November 25, 2013

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail Opens Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.!

New Thread Trail Segment Coming to Gaston County at Seven Oaks Preserve (Near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden) Taking a long peaceful walk or jog along […]
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 […]
November 21, 2013

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council Trail Is Now Open

Catawba Lands Conservancy, Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) and Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Girl Scouts) cut the ribbon Nov. 9 on a new 2.2-mile trail […]
November 14, 2013

The Fork in Stanly County is Now Conserved by CLC

The Fork Farm and Stables (The Fork), a 1,406 acre regional outdoor recreation, working farm and event facility in Stanly County, will now be conserved forever […]
November 1, 2013

New Trail Opens on CLC Property on Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in Statesville

Catawba Lands Conservancy, Carolina Thread Trail and Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Girl Scouts) invite you to attend a ribbon cutting to open a new 2.2-mile […]
October 24, 2013

The Thread to Benefit from RedSky Gallery/pARTners Art Show Through Nov. 9

RedSky Gallery/pARTners Art Show and Sale will benefit the Carolina Thread Trail in Mecklenburg County: Now through Nov. 9 Check out this video of Tom Okel, […]
October 23, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Trash Pick-Up at Seven Oaks Preserve

This summer’s massive rainfall caused a lot of trash and debris to wash up along the banks of Lake Wylie near CLC’s Seven Oaks Preserve. On […]
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

Carolina Thread Trail Awards $268,069 to Communities

The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board recently awarded four implementation grants, totaling $268,069, for community projects along the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread). Implementation grants provide […]
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