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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!Learn More
Habitat at Home: Recycling Your Christmas Tree
Still have your Christmas tree laying around? Recycle it in your own backyard! Using a live Christmas tree during the holidays is great – they smell wonderful, it is fun to pick them out, and you don’t have to store it in the off season. [...]READ MORE
Polk County’s Most Wanted – Eastern Woodrat
Have you seen Eastern Woodrat? 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 help in locating this month’s “Polk County’s Most Wanted—Animal,” Southern Appalachian Eastern Woodrat (Neotoma [...]READ MORE
The Snowy Forest
An Episcopal oblate and Zen meditator explores “forest bathing.” Two days after the heavy snows in December, Mattie Decker was without power at the top of a steep uncleared drive, on a mountain in Bat Cave. Her kitchen counters were loaded with groceries, a [...]READ MORE
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Max Howes will speak about common invasive plant species in the area, how to identify these plants in the wild, and ways to remove and eradicate them. Landrum Library
Join the Rock Crushers!
Help Max with this volunteer opportunity on the land!