WELCOME TO CONSERVING CAROLINA

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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Fall Lady Slipper Winner: Liz Dicey

Liz Dicey Fall Lady Slipper Winner Congratulations to Liz Dicey for being the recipient of the Fall Lady Slipper Award! This award is given out four times a year to outstanding volunteers and Liz has shown immense dedication to Conserving Carolina over the past six [...]

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Fall Lady Slipper Winners: Bill & Donna Hamilton

Bill & Donna Hamilton Fall Lady Slipper Winners Congratulations to Bill and Donna Hamilton for winning our Fall Lady Slipper Award! The Lady Slipper is given out four times a year to outstanding volunteers. Bill and Donna moved to WNC five years ago to live [...]

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Habitat at Home: Leave Your Leaves

Leave your leaves and let those sticks, well, stick around! Preparing our yards for the fall and winter usually means cutting back plants, raking leaves, and generally tidying up. While aesthetically pleasing for us, in doing this we often remove the shelter and food sources [...]

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Making a Real Difference

44,337

Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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32.3

Total Miles of Trails Developed

Volunteer
722

Total Acres Treated for Non-native, Invasive Plants in 2017

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Upcoming Events

Nov19

Kudzu Warriors

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Nov21

Trails Crew Workday

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Nov26

Kudzu Warriors

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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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