Seed Swap

Conserving Carolina, True Ridge, and Tierra Fértil Collective (Great Harvest Coop) are partnering to offer a free, self-serve, community seed swap in Henderson County at...
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Help Open Bell Park!

Help open a new Henderson County park named for Frank and Calla Bell. We’ve already done the hard part: we secured the land. We just need to raise the funds for trails and a parking area so we can open Bell Park.

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Restoring Life Along the River 

Can we bring back something that we’ve lost – the kind of natural floodlplain that supports abundant life? A series of restoration projects along the French Broad River are doing exactly that.

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New Trail Connects Bearwallow to Wildcat Rock

A new two-mile section of trail just opened in the Hickory Nut Gorge, creating a link between two highly popular trails—the Bearwallow Mountain Trail and the Wildcat Rock Trail. It’s part of our larger vision for a 130+ mile trail network in the gorge.

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19-Mile Ecusta Trail Corridor Under Contract

Big news! We are under contract on the 19-mile Ecusta Trail corridor. This proposed rail trail would link Hendersonville and Brevard, bringing major benefits for the local economy, health, and outdoor recreation.

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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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Discovery at Transfiguration Preserve 

Transfiguration Preserve in Bat Cave is a beautiful, wild place where scientists recently discovered a new salamander. It’s a place where fourth graders learn math and science outdoors. It’s a place where people find healing through forest bathing. And it’s a place where a hiking trail may connect to Chimney Rock State Park. 

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