Places that Change Lives

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect over 47,000 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 in 2021


Upcoming Events


Special Showing of the Film “E.O. Wilson – Of Ants and Men”

Join us for a special, free showing of the film "E.O. Wilson - Of Ants and Men" about the legendary biologist and his lifelong love and curiosity of the natural world.


Pleasant Grove Volunteer Workday

Join us in removing non-native invasive plant species from our Pleasant Grove property!


Volunteer Workday at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary/Barkwells Easement

Come join us for a workday removing non-native invasive plants at Carolina Memorial Sanctuary!


Protect the Places You Love

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Your gift of $35 protects places that inspire people. Plus, you get perks.


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Let us know we can count on you! Monthly giving is easy and lets you spread your gift out over time.

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Help Build the Ecusta Trail

Help build this exciting new rail trail! Your donation will be multiplied by 5.