Places that Change Lives

We protect wonderful places for nature and people! We have helped to protect nearly 46,000 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

45,899

Total Acres Conserved in Western NC and Upstate SC

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39

Total Miles of Trails Developed

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5,476

Hours Donated by Volunteers in 2020

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Upcoming Events

Jun19

Forest Bathing With Dr. Mattie Decker

Join Mattie, a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, for a walk in the emerging forest. Registration is required, and a suggested donation of $30 is appreciated, if you are able.

Jun19

Guided Nature Walk at Walnut Creek Preserve – UPDATE

This walk will feature Mike Resch who will lead participants on a moderate walk through the 2,100 acre Preserve, exploring the forest for breeding birds!

Jun20

Summer Solstice Forest Bathing With Dr. Mattie Decker

In June we have a series of opportunities from experiencing first time “Forest Bathing” walks, to further explorations of “Nature and Forest Therapy” for those who want more! These events will provide specific opportunities for individuals interested in discovering more of the science back of Forest Therapy as well as opportunities for those interested in

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