Triangle Land Conservancy

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TLC strives to create a healthier and more vibrant Triangle region by safeguarding clean water, protecting natural habitats, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people with nature through land protection and stewardship, catalyzing community action, and collaboration.

Durham, NC
EIN 58-1514406
land preservation
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"TLC is doing an incredible job preserving these ecologically critical and historically significant natural sanctuaries. The more I learned about TLC and the more I experienced their work, the more I wanted to help." — Basil Camu, co-owner of Leaf & Limb.

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acres conserved by 2025. We need to conserve 5,000 more to reach our goal.
Public nature preserves are open year-round from dawn to dusk. A seventh will open on April 25, 2020!
students connected to nature in FY2019. Every year, TLC provides outdoor environmental education programs for hundreds of students.


2017 Budget
68%Program Spend
21%Management Spend
11%Fundraising Spend


Environmental Education Programs

TLC provides outdoor environmental education programs in partnership with groups like Knightdale High School (pictured above), East Durham Children's Initiative, and Boys and Girls Clubs.

Photo: Ana Caicedo Macia

Volunteer Workdays

We host regular volunteer workdays to help build and maintain trails at our preserves, including Trail Crew and Williamson Wednesdays at our future preserve, which opens April 25, 2020.

Photo: Caroline Gilmore

Wild Ideas

TLC’s Wild Ideas series provides a unique venue for experts and the community to share their innovative ideas to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and connect people with nature in order to make the Triangle a more vibrant place for all of us to live, work, and play. Each event features five fast-paced presentations introduced by an emcee then is followed by an Expo of organizations, groups, and businesses actively working in fields related to the theme.

Photo: Manisit Das

Hiking Challenge

Explore new places, challenge yourself, and win fun prizes by participating in TLC’s Hiking Challenge. Anyone can enroll in the Hiking Challenge, regardless of if you are a current TLC member. It consists of completing six hikes at six public TLC preserves, with the option of replacing one hike with any outdoor TLC event.

Photo: Danielle Herman