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Conserving Carolina

Raise money for Conserving Carolina


Our Mission is to protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of the natural world. We serve part of Western North Carolina and a portion of Upstate South Carolina, and we have protected over 48,000 acres in this region! We want to connect more people with the land and we’re doing this by:

  • Spearheading the 100+ mile Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail, with 38 miles of stunning hiking trails already open to the public.
  • Leading the way on two ambitious new rail trails -- the 19-mile Ecusta Trail and the 31-mile Saluda Grade Trail.
  • Restoring wetlands, streams, and natural floodplains along the Upper French Broad River, bringing back a thriving natural corridor along the river. 

Your gifts protect truly extraordinary places—mountains, waterfalls, rivers, farms, parks, trails, greenways, and more. You are helping make this part of the Carolinas a wonderful place to live or visit. We are deeply grateful for your support.  

Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Mar 03 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Mar 02 Justin Haney $27.48
Feb 27 Anonymous Keep up the good work Undisclosed amount
Feb 19 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Feb 13 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Feb 10 Anonymous Undisclosed amount
Feb 04 Gabriel Passen $10.00
Jan 13 Josh Burke Undisclosed amount
Jan 08 Anonymous $27.48
Jan 05 Anonymous Undisclosed amount