WELCOME TO CONSERVING CAROLINA

We are Conserving Carolina

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect more than 44,000 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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Habitat at Home: For the Birds

Snow, ice, food shortages – winter is not for the birds! Learn how to help our feathered friends this season. Many of us know that putting out a bird feeder is a fun way to support birds, but there is more we can do. Supplying [...]

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Polk County's Most Wanted - Sap Runs

Have you seen sap runs? In a joint effort to expand the knowledge and understanding of the flora and fauna of Polk County, Conserving Carolina and botanist David Campbell need your help in locating this month’s “Polk County’s Most Wanted—Habitat,” sap runs. What are sap [...]

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Study Finds Extraordinary Biodiversity in Polk County

PRESS RELEASE: Nov. 27, 2018 A new study of the flora and fauna of Polk County documents an extraordinary number of rare plants and describes 32 areas that are vitally important for biodiversity, with a focus on species that are in danger of extinction. Conserving [...]

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Making a Real Difference

44,337

Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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32.3

Total Miles of Trails Developed

Volunteer
722

Total Acres Treated for Non-native, Invasive Plants in 2017

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Upcoming Events

Dec17

Kudzu Warriors

Join the Kudzu Warriors!

Dec18

Annual Holiday Drop-In

Our Annual Holiday Drop-In! Current members and volunteers.

Dec19

Trails Crew Workday

Join the Rock Crushers!

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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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