Places that Change Lives

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect more than 45,000 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

45,716

Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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35

Total Miles of Trails Developed

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7,108

Hours Donated by Volunteers in 2019

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Upcoming Events

Jan16

CANCELLED- Forest Bathing With Dr. Mattie Decker

Due to growing COVID numbers, all Conserving Carolina events are cancelled through January 31st. This Winter’s walk will provide time to bundle up and enjoy a 2 hour walk in the forest as we discover what this stillness and new changes in nature invite us to explore. This time of year may offer special gifts

Jan18

CANCELLED – Kudzu Warriors

Join the Kudzu Warriors!

Jan20

CANCELLED – Trails Crew Workday

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

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

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

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