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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 […]
July 19, 2013

Ann Hayes Browning Steps Down as The Thread’s Project Director

“One of the greatest things about my experience with the Carolina Thread Trail has been meeting inspirational team members, partners and community leaders who share a […]
July 10, 2013

The Thread Seeks Applicants For 2013 Trail Masters Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Carolina Thread Trail’s 2013 Trail Masters Program. The application deadline is August 7, 2013. Sixteen volunteers will be selected […]
June 27, 2013

Purchase Tickets For the 2013 Chiquita Classic and Support CLC and The Thread

Attention Golf Fans! You can enjoy your favorite game while helping to strengthen our community! If you’re planning on attending the 2013 Chiquita Classic Golf Tournament, […]
May 15, 2013

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail Opens June 1 on National Trails Day

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails. The organization designates June 1 of each year to celebrate trails across the […]
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 9, 2013

The McAdenville Take-Out Dock is Temporarily Closed

Attention South Fork River Trail Canoe and Kayak Users: The river take-out dock in McAdenville, N.C., located along the South Fork River Trail, was recently damaged […]
March 25, 2013

Governor McCrory’s Budget Proposal For Conservation Funding

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory released his proposed budget Wednesday, March 20. It includes significant cuts in spending for the state’s land and water conservation trust […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 8, 2013

An Important Tax Benefit: Enhanced Easement Incentive

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 […]
February 5, 2013

George D. Kimberly: CLC’s New Land Acquisition Director

George D. Kimberly, Jr. has joined Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) as its new land acquisition director. Kimberly brings distinct business, community and leadership skills, and a […]
February 4, 2013

Support CLC in Run for the Money, Register on Feb. 11

Run for the Money Registration: Please register and donate to CLC via the Run For The Money website. It’s time for runners and walkers to register for […]
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 15, 2013

Local Land Conservation Efforts Advance in 2012, with 455 Acres Preserved

Catawba Lands Conservancy concludes 2012 with conservation projects and initiatives that are benefiting the region and engaging local communities   Catawba Lands Conservancy ended 2012, its 21st […]
January 15, 2013

358 Acres of Girl Scouts’ Property in Iredell County Protected

Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council (Council) are pleased to announce the conservation of more than half of the Council’s Dale Earnhardt […]
January 11, 2013

Be More Awesome: Help Us Plant Trees on Feb. 8!

We’re looking for volunteers to help plant trees on Friday, Feb. 8, 1-4 p.m. within the Little Rock community in Charlotte. Can you help? This tree […]
January 3, 2013

“Clean Water fund faces tenuous finances” – Article from the Charlotte Observer

Here’s a great article, “Clean Water fund faces tenuous finances,” from the Charlotte Observer’s Bruce Henderson on budget concerns regarding the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust […]
January 2, 2013

Happy New Year and Thanks for Your Continued Support!

Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone who participated, supported and donated as part of our year-end giving campaign. We appreciate your gifts and support to help […]
December 12, 2012

2012 Winter Newsletter Is Now Available

Please check out the latest CLC Newsletter to learn more about our recent prescribed burn at our Buffalo Creek Preserve, the TreesCharlotte NeighborWoods tree planting effort […]
December 3, 2012

100+ Volunteers Support TreesCharlotte NeighborWoods Tree Planting at Southside Holmes

Charlotte’s most recognizable asset – its tree canopy – got a big boost on Dec. 1, thanks to many great volunteers who participated in a collaborative tree-planting […]
November 29, 2012

Thread Trail Governing Board awards grants to CLC, Lancaster County totaling $150,369

Funding will help complete the trail at our Buffalo Creek Preserve in Cabarrus County. The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board awarded two implementation grants, totaling $150,369, […]
November 16, 2012

Thank You, RoxAnne Smith, for Your Conservation Legacy to CLC and the Region

Catawba Lands Conservancy said goodbye this week to its wonderful, hardworking Associate Director RoxAnne Smith – a great champion for local land conservation efforts. Desiring to […]
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 29, 2012

The Thread to Celebrate Its Fifth Anniversary and 100th Mile of Open Trail

An Event is Planned to Unveil a Unique 100th Mile Marker, Host Nature Hikes and Announce a Facebook Photo Contest The Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread), […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 28, 2012

Prescribed Burn Underway to Create Oak-Savannah

CLC is working closely with the NCFS to conduct a safe burn  The North Carolina Forest Service (NCFS) and Catawba Lands Conservancy are working together to […]
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