News

Ledge Creek Trails Opened to Public

February 17, 2017

TRLC officially opened 3 miles of hiking trails at the Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area in Granville County with a ribbon cutting on February 16, 2017. The parking area and trailhead is located at 3189 Brogden Road near Stem. Continue reading

TRLC Preserves 40 More Acres on Fishing Creek

June 27, 2016

Tar River Land Conservancy purchased 40 acres adjoining Fishing Creek in northern Nash County in May 2016. The newly purchased property connects to land across the creek in Halifax County that the Conservancy purchased in 2012. Over the last fifteen years, the Conservancy has preserved 1,963 acres of land on Fishing and Little Fishing Creeks through conservation easement agreements and outright land purchases. Continue reading

155 Acres Purchased on Robertson Creek Near Creedmoor

June 27, 2016

TRLC recently acquired 155 acres along Robertson Creek near Creedmoor. Generous funding for the purchase was provided by the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners, the Raleigh City Council, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and the NC Attorney General’s Environmental Enhancement Grant Program to complete the purchase. TRLC has acquired five tracts totaling 317 acres along Robertson Creek since May 2014. Continue reading

Granville County Student Serving as Land Stewardship Intern

June 20, 2016

Hannah Rank of Granville County will serve as Tar River Land Conservancy’s stewardship intern this summer. Continue reading

Register for Field Day at First Fruits Farm, April 30th, Franklin County

March 8, 2016

Register for TRLC’s Field Day on the Farm gathering, to be held April 30th at First Fruits Farm in Franklin County. Field Day will feature entertainment from local musicians, a catered lunch, kids’ activities, catch-and-release fishing, and a guided hike to learn about farming, conservation activities and wildlife. Continue reading

Endangered Mussels Released in Fishing Creek

December 7, 2015

Thanks to a collaboration of several conservation agencies, the population of the endangered Tar River Spinymussel is growing in Fishing Creek and Little Fishing Creek in Nash and Halifax Counties, North Carolina. Release locations include properties owned by the Tar River Land Conservancy and privately-owned farms protected with conservation easements. Continue reading

Shortleaf Pines Planted on Conservation Property

November 30, 2015

Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) and its partners have planted 12,000 shortleaf pine seedlings on 23 acres of abandoned agricultural fields. The reforested fields are located on a 220-acre conservation property owned by TRLC that adjoins Brogden Road and Ledge Creek near the Town of Stem in Granville County. Continue reading

Jesús Peralta of Henderson Joins TRLC Board

November 19, 2015

Jesús Peralta of Henderson, NC, was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of Tar River Land Conservancy. Mr. Peralta is principal and owner of Peralta Consulting, a public affairs and public relations firm. Continue reading

Register for Fall Hike & Tour at Burnside Plantation

October 7, 2015

Register for TRLC’s Fall Hike and Tour, Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Burnside Plantation, near Henderson in Vance County. Continue reading

57 acres acquired on Fishing Creek in Nash County

June 5, 2015

Tar River Land Conservancy recently purchased 57 acres on Fishing Creek with generous funding support from the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, and the NC Attorney General’s Environmental Enhancement Grant Program. Continue reading