Places that Change Lives

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect nearly 46,000 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


Hours Donated by Volunteers in 2020

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Upcoming Events


Adopt-a-Highway Litter Sweep & Hike

Join us for a community road side cleanup and hike on one of our favorite trails at Bearwallow!


Trails Crew

Join the Rock Crushers in trail building and maintenance in the Hickory Nut Gorge!


Non-Native Invasive Species Removal at Pleasant Grove

*RSVP Required* Background Info: Pleasant Grove is a property owned by Conserving Carolina as of August 2017. It consists of around 110 acres of floodplain and was a dairy in its former life, beginning in the early 1920s. In the mid-2000s, the property was graded and slated to become a residential development known as Seven


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Support the Mills River Valley Trail

Every dollar you donate for this greenway is multiplied by 5!