Pacolet Area Conservancy preps for native plant rescue

Published 6:58 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and the Tryon Garden Club are teaming up to rescue native plants again.

On Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., volunteers are asked to come out to Pearson’s Falls and help rescue native plants and reestablish them in another location at Pearson’s Falls.

Those interested can volunteer for as long as they would like during the four hour work day. Plant rescuers are asked to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, bring your own tools (shovels, work gloves, etc.), and bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water.
Volunteers can park in the parking lot at Pearson’s Falls. Just tell the gate keeper that you are there with the plant rescue group.

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For the past 24 years, PAC has served as the local land trust for Polk County and surrounding areas in North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. The 501(c)(3) non-profit, grass roots organization is dedicated to protecting and conserving the area’s precious natural resources (PAC’s mission). PAC’s vision is a community living and growing in harmony with our natural resources and the goal is to provide a legacy that will endure and be valued by generations to come. PAC works with area landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property through voluntary conservation easements. To date the organization has helped to protect over 8,400 acres of land in the area, and it has the support of over 1,500 community members. PAC works diligently to provide leadership to encourage conservation and provide education programs emphasizing responsible land use practices to help – save the places you love.  To find out more about PAC, please visit

The Tryon Garden Club is the fourth oldest garden club in North Carolina, celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. A 501(c)(3) organization, members are active in preserving, protecting, and treasuring Pearson’s Falls, contributing to the beautification of Tryon, educating members and the community, and collaborating with others, fulfilling the organization’s mission to foster awareness and appreciation of the natural world. For more information about the Tryon Garden Club and Pearson’s Falls, visit

If you are interested in helping with the native plant rescue at Pearson’s Falls, please contact the PAC office by phone at 828-859-5060 or email Pam Torlina at

– article submitted
by Pam Torlina