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Battaglia Land Gift Sets Stage for Future Nature Preserve

January 11, 2023

A significant land donation from Fred Battaglia to Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) has ensured that 59 acres of open space will remain undeveloped in Oxford, North Carolina. In the coming years, TRLC plans to work with local officials to create a new nature preserve on the property, which will include a network of hiking trails for visitors. Continue reading

2023 Land Stewardship Internship

January 2, 2023

Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) seeks applications for a 12-week internship during the summer of 2023. This internship will provide extensive exposure to and hands on experience with a regionally-based land trust. Continue reading

Robertson Creek Nature Preserve Opens

November 4, 2022

Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 4 to open the newest nature preserve in southern Granville County. The Robertson Creek Nature Preserve offers visitors 1.9 miles of hiking trails to explore near downtown Creedmoor. Continue reading

Trail Building Events in Granville County

August 2, 2022

TRLC needs your help to build nature trails at the future Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve and Robertson Creek Nature Preserve near Creedmoor. Continue reading

New Hiking Trails Opened Near Creedmoor

July 8, 2022

TRLC welcomes visitors to the newly opened Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve, located at 3018 Horseshoe Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522. The nature preserve offers 2.4 miles of hiking trails for visitors to explore. Continue reading

2022 Stewardship Internship Announcement

March 2, 2022

TRLC is now accepting applications for its 12-week Stewardship Internship during the summer of 2022. Continue reading

Conservation Easement Placed on Turner Farm in Creedmoor

February 28, 2022

Mr. Lee Turner partnered with TRLC to place a conservation easement on 120 acres of his farm located in Creedmoor, Granville County, NC. TRLC will hold the conservation easement to ensure that the land will always remain undeveloped. Continue reading

Chambers Farm Protected with Conservation Easement in Person County

February 23, 2022

Since sisters Betsy Bombick and Nola Knouse were children, their farm has been an important place to reconnect with nature. In December 2021, Mrs. Bombick and Rev. Knouse placed a conservation easement on their farm to ensure that it remains undeveloped forever. Continue reading

1,700 Seedlings Planted in Granville County

February 9, 2022

With the help of seventy volunteers, TRLC planted 1,700 tree and shrub seedlings over five days in January. Seedlings were planted on 4½ acres of fields located near Dickens Creek and Lake Holt on TRLC-owned land in Granville County. Continue reading

Register to Plant Trees with TRLC

November 24, 2021

Join Tar River Land Conservancy staff and volunteers to plant hardwood tree seedlings on conservation land located in southern Granville County. No previous experience necessary. Tools and training are provided! Continue reading