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

Dec01

Trails Crew

Join the Rock Crushers in trail building and maintenance in the Hickory Nut Gorge!

Dec04

Forest Bathing

Join us for a session of forest bathing at Transfiguration Preserve in Bat Cave.

Dec04

Hike with Foothills Humane Society

This is a great opportunity to give a dog from Foothills Humane Society a break from the shelter and allow them to enjoy a nice, socializing walk in the woods and along the beautiful Green River.

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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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Support the Mills River Valley Trail

Every dollar you donate for this greenway is multiplied by 5!

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