A Dream of Rivers

Woody Platt of the Steep Canyon Rangers is working with his neighbors to restore the East Fork of the French Broad River.

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They Wanted the Children to Know

The families that integrated Brevard schools “wanted the children to know that they were somebody.” The African-American Storyline project keeps their stories alive.

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Harmony Around The Campfire

Black Folks Camp Too founder Earl Hunter says, “I had the grandiose idea that… the campfire could be this piece that brings a whole entire country together.”

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New Life in the Cemetery

An ambitious restoration at this conservation burial ground includes bringing back a wetland that may have been buried for a century. New life started appearing right away.

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Discovering a New Salamander

Biologist Dr. J.J. Apodaca helped identify the rare Hickory Nut Gorge salamander. He’s working with Conserving Carolina to protect its habitat.

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If You Plant It, They Will Come

Educator and farmer Kim Bailey grows plants for butterfly gardens. The first time she saw a monarch’s metamorphosis, she says, “Apparently, it changed me, because I got totally hooked on it!

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Hikers and Advocates

What do these 7 Hiking Challenge participants have in common? They all love hiking. And they’re all passionate advocates for the outdoors, in their own ways.

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