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Henderson County News

Conservancy saves Saluda land county eyed for firing range, training center

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Last month Conserving Carolina entered into a contract to purchase 81.5 acres of property on Macedonia Road north of Saluda, land targeted by Henderson County in 2018 as the proposed location for a regional police training facility. The County’s proposal prompted a strong response from Henderson and Polk County residents in the Saluda area opposed to the concept. In May 2018, the County dropped its plans to purchase and develop the forested tract, which adjoins the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission’s Green River Game Lands.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | law enforcement training center | Conserving Carolina

Henderson County News

Conservancy reaches 45,000-acre milestone in saved land

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Henderson County News

Conservancy saves 900 acres for hunting, hiking, mountain biking

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Nine hundred acres of Little White Oak Mountain became public land on Friday, as Conserving Carolina transferred 600 acres to the state to expand the Green River Game Lands and 300 acres to Polk County for a local park.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | hunting | Conserving Carolina | mountain biking

Henderson County News

First DuPont Forest Festival is set for Sept. 22

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Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | DuPont State Forest | Friends of DuPont Forest

Flat Rock News

Attorneys argue points on conservation easement

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Attorneys for either side pressed their points last week in a court hearing on a dispute over a partially completed horse ring on a farm protected by a conservation easement.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | Hidden Valley Farm

Flat Rock News

TIMELINE: Hidden Valley Farm

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Hidden Valley Farm Timeline   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | Hidden Valley Farm

Flat Rock News

Conservancy, landowner heading to court over riding ring

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FLAT ROCK — On the surface, a 100x200-foot riding ring on a horse farm hardly seems to be a big enough issue to warrant a year-long legal fight with high-powered law firms on either side.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation | Hidden Valley Farm

Henderson County News

Land conservancy holds annual meeting Sunday

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will present the Lela McBride Award for significant contributions in conservation during its annual meeting at Camp Tekoa in Hendersonville at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6.   Read Story »

Tags: land | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | land conservation

Saluda News

Saluda folks celebrate saving of Twin Lakes

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SALUDA — About 150 land conservation supporters gathered at Twin Lakes Saturday to celebrate the saving of the property for public use.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda Community Land Trust | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | Twin Lakes Saluda | land conservation | Bill Wilkes

Henderson County News

Report: Barnwell family conserves more Bearwallow Mountain land

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The Barnwell family has conserved an additional 84 acres on Bearwallow Mountain, the Citizen-Times reports.     Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | environment | Bearwallow Mountain

Henderson County News

French Broad could connect new greenways

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MILLS RIVER — The French Broad River is one of the best bodies of water to fish for muskie, which is what Bryan Jeffords tried to do on a recent Sunday.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Sierra Nevada | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | parks and recreation | French Broad Rivers | greenways

Henderson County News

Hike features 'Hunger Games' setting

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy guides will lead a hike to picturesque Bridal Veil Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest on Saturday, Jan. 26.   Read Story »

Tags: Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | DuPont State Forest

Henderson County News

Easement protects 82 acres near Lake Lure

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LAKE LURE — Land in Rutherford County, which hosted the Lake Lure Camp for Girls beginning in 1927 and was home to the Camp Occoneechee Girl Scouts Camp since 1956, has been forever protected through a conservation easement by Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC).   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Grant boosts Muddy Sneakers program in schools

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A grant awarded to Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will help support the Muddy Sneakers outdoor education program in Henderson County elementary schools.   Read Story »

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Henderson County Sports

Earn patch, gift card for hiking

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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is challenging outdoor enthusiasts to support land conservation simply by hiking.   Read Story »

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Saluda News

Saluda celebrates saving of Twin Lakes

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SALUDA —A hidden gem in an out-of-the-way holler to outsiders, Twin Lakes is a well-known touchstone of memory for the people of Saluda and Mountain Page.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda | Saluda Community Land Trust | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy