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Members Only walk through Conserving Carolina’s Pleasant Grove Preserve!

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pleasant Grove restoration aerial

Date: April 13, 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Distance and Difficulty: 2-miles, out and back; easy

Location: Pleasant Grove

Join us for a Members Only walk through Conserving Carolina’s Pleasant Grove Preserve!

This walk will be guided by Conserving Carolina’s Natural Resources Manager, David Lee, who has spearheaded all of Conserving Carolina’s French Broad River restoration projects.

The guided walk will take participants through the 70-acre floodplain restoration project, showcasing restored features including Little Willow Creek, the French Broad River, a backwater slough, and floodplain wetland habitats. In addition to witnessing these restored natural features, we’ll also discuss the successful collaboration with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). As a key part of our project, we planted native species that hold significant value for EBCI artists, aiming to support and sustain their traditional crafts. This walk offers a unique opportunity to see the profound impacts of our conservation efforts, blending ecological restoration and cultural preservation.

This is an easy walk on flat terrain, in a restored flood plain that was completed in 2023. Participants should be prepared to cross a stream on steppingstones that may be slippery. Children accompanied by adults are welcome. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy (and waterproof, if you have them) footwear. Bring a bag a snack and plenty of water for yourself.

*Space is limited and pre-registration is required, and space is limited to 20 participants. Registration, by RSVP below.  

In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina by email at: [email protected] by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the walk and/or check the Conserving Carolina website ‘calendar’ to see if the hike will take place. Please also remember to bring any medication that you may need in the event of an emergency (ie: epinephrine, nitroglycerine, insulin, etc.). Walk leaders will carry a first aid kit; however, it may not contain specific medication for your individual needs.

Before the walk, you will be asked to sign a waiver form.

Contact [email protected] with additional questions.


April 13
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Pleasant Grove
Hendersonville, NC 28739 United States + Google Map