acres of land conserved for public benefit
miles of water frontage protected
miles of Carolina Thread Trail open to the public
acres of farmland preserved


19sep9:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedFlatwater Kayak Paddle with the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation3-4 mile paddle | flatwater | ages 10+ | Mt. Holly, NC

24sep6:00 pm7:30 pmFeaturedTree Canopy Bike Ride on the Urban Arboretum Trail5-6 miles |paved trail and Charlotte streets | 16+


09oct6:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedDate Night Paddle and Picnic2-3 mile paddle | flatwater | ages 21+ | Belmont, NC

10oct3:00 pm5:30 pmFeaturedDonor Paddle at Riverside Park in Cramerton, NC3-4 mile paddle | flatwater | ages 10+ | Belmont, NC

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Hike, bike, paddle and play on this regional network of trails spanning 15 counties in North and South Carolina.

Saving Land and Connecting Lives to Nature

  • Wildlife Habitat

    Our work protects wildlife and plant species in partnership with the NC Wildlife Federation, provides cleaner air and advances education and scientific understanding.

    Photo: Whitehall by Debbie Warren 

  • Clean Water

    The impact of our conservation work includes filtration of pollutants and sediment, prevents flooding and erosion, and provides clean streams, lakes and drinking water for your family and our fragile ecosystem.

    Photo: South Fork Rail Trail by Debbie Warren

  • Local Farms

    Creating conservation easements on local farms sustains our rural economies and working farms, reduces environmental and transport costs, and allows our local chefs to provide farm-to-table eating where we know exactly where our food is coming from.

    Photo: Buffalo Creek Preserve by Nancy Pierce

  • Connection to Nature

    We strive to connect people with the natural world through nearly 15,000 acres of protected land and hundreds of miles of the Carolina Thread Trail through our surrounding 15-county region. It advances urban conservation and instills the value of nature in future generations.

    Photo: Rocky River Volunteers by Nancy Pierce

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