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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Weed Patch Mountain Trail Wins National Award

Weed Patch Mountain Trail, in the Town of Lake Lure, has been recognized as one of the best new trails in the nation. On Tuesday, June 11, in a ceremony on Capitol Hill, the national Coalition for Recreational Trails announced its annual achievement award in [...]


Riverfest Celebrates French Broad Headwaters

From anglers, paddlers and tubers to people who love a scenic drive, Transylvania’s Upper French Broad River provides lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. This June, the Transylvania French Broad Stewards, the Town of Rosman, Conserving Carolina and Headwaters Outfitters are joining up again [...]


Habitat at Home: Much Ado About Kudzu

Learn what you can do to remove this invasive plant and make your yard a protected space for native plants, animals and insects. It’s no secret that there is a kudzu problem in the south. It covers the ground, buildings, trees, you name it! It [...]


Making a Real Difference


Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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Total Miles of Trails Developed


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

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Upcoming Events


Tryon Lot Workday

Help Max with this volunteer opportunity on the land!


Florence Nature Preserve Workday

Help us restore native habitat!


Henderson is Home Cleanup ***Postponed***

Together we are working to create a dignified, safe, and clean environment for everyone.


Your Dollars at Work


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

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Helps to build and maintain one mile of trail

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

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