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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402 Acres Added to DuPont State Recreational Forest

Continental Divide Tract Helps Link State Forest to Vast Conservation Corridor On Tuesday, February 12, Conserving Carolina transferred 402 acres of land to the North Carolina Forest Service to expand Dupont State Recreational Forest (DSRF). This tract helps to conserve key headwater streams along the [...]


The Kingdom of the Happy Land

A storyteller recreates local history Ronnie Pepper grew up in Hendersonville, in a neighborhood where migrant workers sometimes lived. His grandparents rented a small house there, without running water. There were two bedrooms. One of the rooms had two beds. In one, Ronnie slept with [...]


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. [...]


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 2017

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Mouth of Mud Creek Workday

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Volunteer Information Session

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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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