Places that Change Lives

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect over 49,000 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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Making a Real Difference


Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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Total Miles of Trails Developed

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Hours Donated by Volunteers Last Year


Upcoming Events


Native Plant Gardening Group

Native Plant Garden Volunteer Team! Do you have an interest in native plants?  Join us Thursdays from 9AM – Noon at Ironwood Square, 847 Case Street in Hendersonville, home of


Creativity in Nature

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Creativity in Nature Creativity lives within all of us. Nature has a special way of nurturing the creative spirit, helping it blossom


Speaker Series at Laughing Waters Retreat: Cross Cultural Understanding and the Landscape

Join us for a program on landscape-based cultural stories!


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