Hike with Conserving Carolina on May 3
On Friday, May 3, join Conserving Carolina for the rare opportunity to visit Green River Preserve summer camp for a guided interpretive walk led by the owner, Sandy Schenck. This will be an easy, 2 mile lollipop on land protected by conservation easement with Conserving Carolina.
Sandy will lead the group along the old Solomon Jones Road and discuss the history of the property. He will guide participants to an Indian burial site, an old mine, over a few streams (one with a cable crossing!), and to a mountain bog. There will be great opportunities for viewing spring wildflowers and listening to Neotropical migratory songbirds too!
If you are interested in attending the walk on May 3, meet at the east end of the Columbus Plaza Shopping Center, 250 West Mills Street, in Columbus, NC (near Food Lion), at 8:30 a.m. to check in, arrange carpooling, and start the approximately 45-minute drive to the Preserve. If you’re coming from an area closer to the trailhead, please contact Pam Torlina to make other meeting arrangements. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in the mid-afternoon.
For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.
In case of inclement weather, please contact Pam Torlina at 828-697-5777, ext. 300 or e-mail her at pam@conservingcarolina by 8:00 on the day of the hike and/or check the Conserving Carolina Facebook page to see if the hike will take place.
Conserving Carolina is a local land trust dedicated to protecting land and water, promoting good stewardship, and creating opportunities for people to enjoy nature. It was formed by the merger of Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy. For more information, go to conservingcarolina.org.
– Submitted by Pam Torlina