January CCP virtual meeting about celebrating milestones in conservation

By Debbie Roos

Pittsboro, NC – The January Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) meeting will focus on Celebrating Milestones in Conservation: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going.

A few of our Chatham County conservation organizations are celebrating milestone anniversaries! Please join us on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for a virtual meeting where we will look back at at what these organizations have accomplished and what they plan to focus on in the future.


Chatham Conservation Partnership
Speaker: Allison Schwarz Weakley, CCP Steering Committee

The mission of the Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) is to develop and implement strategies for a community conservation vision that builds awareness, protection and stewardship of Chatham County’s natural resources. Officially formed in 2007 through a Memorandum of Understanding, the CCP is a collaboration of local, state and federal government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, universities, and individuals who work together on natural resource conservation programs and issues in Chatham County. The CCP is celebrating its 15 year anniversary!

Triangle Land Conservancy
Speakers: Sandy Sweitzer and Diquan Edmonds, Triangle Land Conservancy

The mission of the Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) is 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. Since 1983, TLC has worked to save the places you love and the land we need to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and connect people with nature in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Orange, and Wake counties. In 2018, TLC developed a strategic plan for optimizing the organization’s role, effectiveness, and relevance. The plan sets aggressive goals for TLC to protect 25,000 acres by 2025 — an average of 1,000 acres per year. The TLC is celebrating its 40 year anniversary!

Haw River Assembly 
Speaker: Emily Sutton, Haw Riverkeeper

The mission of the Haw River Assembly (HRA) is to promote environmental awareness, conservation and pollution prevention; to speak as a voice for the river in the public arena; and to put into peoples’ hands the tools and the knowledge they need to be effective guardians of the river. The Haw Riverkeeper advocates for clean water, and against threats to the river. The Haw River Assembly was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization, to protect the Haw River and Jordan Lake, and to build a watershed community to support that effort. There are eight counties that are part of the Haw River watershed: Guilford, Rockingham, Caswell, Alamance, Orange, Chatham, Durham and western Wake. The HWA is celebrating its 40 year anniversary!

Updates & Announcements from the CCP community

We will also have an open discussion about future conservation efforts in the county.

Click here to register for this virtual meeting. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. on January 18. Registrants will receive an email prior to the event with the Zoom link. 

We are asking folks to please fill out this on-line feedback form prior to the webinar to help guide the January discussion and also help with planning for future CCP webinars. Please complete the form by January 15.

CCP Steering Committee: Brooke Massa, Brandy Oldham, Debbie Roos, Margaret Sands, Allison Weakley.

For more information about the Chatham Conservation Partnership, visit the CCP website or email .