Around 120 attend Conserving Carolina’s ‘Protect and Conserve’ walk

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Chimney Rock State Park was the setting for Conserving Carolina’s “Protect and Conserve Walk” on April 28.

A spring walk is a traditional event of the Pacolet Area Conservancy, which joined forces with Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy last year to form the new land trust, Conserving Carolina.

This year the PAC Walk tradition continued in conjunction with  Land Lover’s Picnic, CMLC’s traditional spring event.

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About 120 people of all ages, plus several canine companions, took guided walks along the Hickory Nut Falls trail. Leaders commented on the native plants seen along the trail, as well as the bird songs that filled the air.

After the walkers returned, there was a drawing for door prizes provided by area businesses, individuals, and Conserving Carolina. The day closed with the Land Lover’s Picnic. Conservation landowners were honored and volunteers were thanked for giving their time and talents.

– Submitted by Carol Bartol