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We are Conserving Carolina

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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Polk County’s Most Wanted - Insect Order Neuroptera

Have you seen species from an interesting order of our insect fauna, Neuroptera (“Nerve-wings”) which include Mantidflies and Owlflies? In a joint effort to expand the knowledge and understanding of the flora and fauna of Polk County, Conserving Carolina and botanist/ecologist David Campbell need your [...]

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Habitat at Home: A Bee-utiful Backyard

Make your backyard more bee-utiful this spring! For many, the ideal spring garden is colored with blooming flowers and and filled with the busy sounds buzzing of bees. Have you ever thought about what kinds of bees those might be? You might imagine honey bees [...]

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What the River Wants

A floodplain restoration could help bring back muskie in the French Broad   Gigantic muskellunge—or muskie—have long made their home in the French Broad River. They’re a favorite of anglers who seek their chance to reel in the powerful fish, up to 50 inches long. [...]

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Making a Real Difference

45,015

Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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32.3

Total Miles of Trails Developed

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363

Total Acres Treated for Non-native, Invasive Plants in 2018

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Upcoming Events

May27

Kudzu Warriors

Join the Kudzu Warriors!

May28

Mouth of Mud Creek Workday

Join us on this workday on the land!

May29

Trails Crew Workday

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Your Dollars at Work

$60

Provides one environmental education program for a community partner such as the Boys & Girls Club

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$500

Helps to build and maintain one mile of trail

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$1,000

Treats one acre of land for non-native, invasive plants

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