Places that Change Lives

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect over 48,000 acres—from the waterfalls of DuPont State Forest, to the rock faces of Hickory Nut Gorge, to the farms and rivers that provide us with food and water. These places have the power to change lives. Whether you're a passionate hiker or mountain biker, a retiree looking for ways to give back to the community, or a parent who wants your child to experience the wonders of nature, we invite you to explore these special places and get involved with Conserving Carolina. Become a member, come to an event, or volunteer!

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Making a Real Difference


Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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Total Miles of Trails Developed

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Hours Donated by Volunteers in 2021


Upcoming Events


Forest Bathing: Nature and Forest Therapy

Join us for a session of forest bathing at Swiftwater Farm. This walk will provide time to enjoy a 3 hour experience in the forest as we discover what the


Speaker Series at Laughing Waters Retreat: Wild Encounters

Join us to learn about a variety of animals native to the region with an up-close encounter with several species! This program will include LIVE ANIMALS and will be perfect for all ages! So, come out and bring the kids!


Forest Bathing: Sacred Saunter

Join us for a special session of forest bathing at Transfiguration Preserve. Sunday “sacred saunters” provide space for contemplation and reflection in nature, opening and closing with a sharing circle.


Protect the Places You Love

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Your gift of $35 protects places that inspire people. Plus, you get perks.


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Help Build the Ecusta Trail

Help build this exciting new rail trail! Your donation will be multiplied by 5.