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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Walnut Creek Preserve | What type of tree is that?

Join Conserving Carolina for a free lecture on tree identification presented by Dr. Gillian Newberry on Saturday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve. Have you ever wondered about the type of trees growing in your [...]


Black Balsam Hike | September 28

Join Conserving Carolina on Friday, September 28, for a 4-mile, moderate, loop hike in the Black Balsam Mountains in Pisgah National Forest. Conserving Carolina’s southeast stewardship manager, Pam Torlina, will lead the hike. Hikers will head to the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest [...]


Walnut Creek Preserve | Essential Oils: Daily Wellness Habits

October 13 presentation and workshop will teach natural health benefits of essential oils Join Conserving Carolina for a free lecture on “Essential Oils: Daily Wellness Habits,” presented by Stephanie Junge on Saturday, October 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at [...]


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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Upcoming Events


Volunteer Information Session (Hendersonville)

Learn how you can make a difference!


Tryon Lot Workday

Help Max with this volunteer opportunity on the land!


Flight of the Monarchs – Free Movie Screening

Join us for a *free* movie screening of Flight of the Monarchs at Blue Ridge Community College!


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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