Tryon Garden Club celebrates Pearson’s Falls new green restrooms
Published 2:50 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The Tryon Garden Club is celebrating the opening of Pearson’s Falls new green restrooms with a ribbon cutting ceremony and free day for all at beautiful Pearson’s Falls in Saluda on Sunday, April 13.
Pearson’s Falls will open at noon on April 13, and the ribbon cutting will take place at 2 p.m. Emilio Ancaya of Living Roofs, Inc. will be on hand in the afternoon to answer questions about the unusual roof of the restroom building, designed to harmonize with the natural beauty of the glen.
After careful planning and with help from the Polk County Community Foundation, Pearson’s Falls has utilized innovative green technology to build a composting restroom using the Clivus Multrum system, and has topped the building with a living roof that features native plants.
The Tryon Garden Club purchased Pearson’s Falls in 1931, and has since been committed to preserve, protect, and treasure the wildlife and bird sanctuary, comprised of 268 acres of native forest, granite, spring-fed streams and a moderate quarter-mile trail to a spectacular 90-foot waterfall.
Wildlife South Magazine said of the Tryon Garden Club and Pearson’s Falls, “Their operation is very inspiring; the club takes a lot of pride in this enchanted landscape and it shows.”
Pearson’s Falls, Polk County’s premier tourist attraction as well as the pride and joy of the Tryon Garden Club, is located at 2748 Pearson’s Falls Rd., Saluda, N.C. For more information, call 828-749-3031 or visit www.pearsonsfalls.org.
– article submitted
by Susan McNabb