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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 […]
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 […]
September 26, 2012

Community Foundation of Gaston County awards $17,500 grant to CLC

The Community Foundation of Gaston County recently awarded a $17,500 grant to Catawba Lands Conservancy for the construction of a new kayak/canoe landing dock at the […]
September 6, 2012

Help Us Win $20,000 From Chase Community Giving!

Area residents can make a significant impact in support of local wildlife and conservation efforts using Facebook Sept. 6-19. The public can help two local nonprofit organizations, the […]
August 28, 2012

Meet Chip Sell: Devoted CLC Volunteer and The Thread’s Volunteer of the Year

After working for 40 years at BB&T Bank, Clegg “Chip” Sell wanted to spend his retirement relaxing and doing the things he’s most passionate about. So […]
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 […]
August 8, 2012

CLC Reopens Spencer Mt. River Access Canoe/Kayak Launch!

Catawba Lands Conservancy reopened its Spencer Mt. River Access canoe/kayak launch on Aug. 8 via a user pass system. The access launch is also equipped with additional […]
August 7, 2012

Adviser (Frank Bragg) Finds Niche Conserving Land, Trimming Taxes

By Daisy Maxey NEW YORK–After suburban sprawl surrounded financial adviser Frank Bragg’s 28-acre family farm south of Charlotte, he moved north to a 312-acre farm and […]
July 25, 2012

Are You Attending the 2012 Chiquita Classic? Purchase Your Tickets and Support Conservation!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE! Attention golf fans! If you’re planning on attending the 2012 Chiquita Classic, you can buy your tickets today and designate your purchase as […]
July 24, 2012

Introducing Table Talk Tuesdays!

We write and share so much information electronically online these days: all types of electronic messages…from notes, articles, texts, IMs, photos, and even simple “hellos”…in more […]
July 20, 2012

CLC Gets Grant to Fund Bridges Along the South Fork Trail

Catawba Lands Conservancy is pleased to announce that we received a $12,037 grant from the Glenn Foundation to fund two new bike/pedestrian bridges along the South Fork Trail. This two-mile […]
July 11, 2012

Update on the Spencer Mt. River Access Closure

Thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions and feedback regarding the Spencer Mt. River Access closure. This access launch, which temporarily closed on June 29, is still […]
July 3, 2012

Piedmont Natural Gas Gives $30,000 Towards Conservation

Catawba Lands Conservancy is pleased to announce a $30,000 corporate gift from Piedmont Natural Gas. In addition to answering the challenge from Duke Energy, PNG will […]
June 27, 2012

CLC Temporarily Closed the Spencer Mt. River Access on June 29

Due to public safety concerns related to unauthorized swimming and maintenance issues, Catawba Lands Conservancy temporarily closed its Spencer Mt. River Access canoe/kayak launch on Friday, […]
June 27, 2012

Celebrate Goat Island and a New Segment of The Thread

The Town of Cramerton will hold another festive event on Goat Island this week where community residents can access and enjoy a new segment of The […]
June 11, 2012

Kudzu-Eating Goats Arrive at our Seven Oaks Preserve

A hungry herd of 50 goats will spend the next several weeks eating the nuancing vine from our protected property Starting June 11, 50 goats will […]
June 6, 2012

CLC Needs Stewardship Volunteers…Can You Help?

Do you have a few extra hours to help us cut grass, whack some weeds, or even pick up trash at a few of our conserved […]
June 1, 2012

$25,612 in Run For The Money Funds Awarded

Run For The Money was on April 21 and we had a great show of support, including staff who ran in the 5K race. Thanks to […]
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 […]
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