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Conserving Carolina wins renewal of accreditation

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Conserving Carolina has earned renewed accreditation as a land trust, validating its professional excellence and the public’s trust in its conservation work.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Lake Lure hiking trail among best in U.S.

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Weed Patch Mountain Trail, in the Town of Lake Lure, has been recognized as one of the best new trails in the nation.   Read Story »

Tags: hiking | Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy | Conserving Carolina

Henderson County News

Land eyed for shooting range now conserved forever

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SALUDA — Land in Saluda on the edge of the Green River Game Lands that was once targeted for an outdoor shooting range is now a protected natural area. On May 17, Conserving Carolina purchased the 78-acre property on Macedonia Road with strong support from the local community.   Read Story »

Tags: Saluda | law enforcement training center | Conserving Carolina

Fletcher News

Charter school, town, conservancy seek grant for 93-acre Summit Park

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FLETCHER — Residents could enjoy a hike to a summit and enjoy a panoramic view of mountains in the distance if a three-party team is successful in a plan to acquire 90 acres of undeveloped land for parkland and a charter school campus.   Read Story »

Tags: Fletcher | Fletcher Town Council | parks and recreation | FernLeaf Community Charter School | Conserving Carolina

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

Conserved land offers back-to-nature burials




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Carolina Memorial Sanctuary in Mills River offers a place for people to bury their loved ones or scatter their ashes, in harmony with nature.   Read Story »

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