WELCOME TO CONSERVING CAROLINA

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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New Trail Opens in Bracken Mountain Preserve

Volunteers Helped Create Trail for Hiking and Biking A new trail for hiking and mountain biking trail just opened in Bracken Mountain Preserve. The approximately 1.5 mile trail, called the Pinnacle Trail, offers a steep climb with 500 feet of elevation gain and creates a [...]

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Ecusta Trail Moves Forward

19-Mile Rail Trail Could Link Hendersonville and Brevard North Carolina House Rep. Chuck McGrady, Conserving Carolina, and Friends of the Ecusta Trail are pleased to announce that Conserving Carolina was awarded a $6.4 Million purchase money grant for the rail corridor known as the TR [...]

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What to Do About Kudzu

Learn what you can do to remove this invasive plant and make your land a thriving habitat 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! Kudzu [...]

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Making a Real Difference

45,015

Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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32.3

Total Miles of Trails Developed

Volunteer
363

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

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Upcoming Events

Aug21

Trails Crew Workday

Join the Rock Crushers!

Aug22

Volunteer Information Session

Learn how you can make a difference!

Aug22

Tryon Lot Workday

Help Conserving Carolina with this volunteer opportunity on the land!

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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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