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


Adopt-a-Highway Litter Sweep & Hike

*RSVP IS REQUIRED* Join us for a community road side litter sweep and hike on one of our favorite trails! We will clean up litter along our Adopt-a-Highway section on


Art and Writing in Nature

Join us for our FIRST session of “forest bathing” WITH opportunities for reflections and expressions, in Art or Writing– or both! This event will offer avenues for creative expression which


Kudzu Warriors

Join the Kudzu Warriors!


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


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Help Build the Ecusta Trail

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