Local businesses celebrate their local land trust 

Published 10:30 pm Monday, May 27, 2019

Staff members and volunteers with Conserving Carolina will set out early on Saturday morning, June 1 with outreach materials in hand. Several businesses located throughout Polk, Rutherford and Spartanburg Counties are participating in the annual Land Trust Day. 

Coinciding with National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June, Land Trust Day is a North Carolina initiative to create partnership opportunities and support among businesses and their local land trusts. The businesses donate a portion of the daily sales (usually 10-20%) to their local land trust. In return, the land trust promotes the business through social media, email, and other channels 

This year, Conserving Carolina is excited to partner with numerous businesses across our service region.  

  • In Chimney Rock and Bat Cave: Old Rock Café, Gale’s Chimney Rock Shop, Carter Lodge, Bark & Twig, April’s Boutique, Bat Cave Cider Mill, and Bubba O’Leary’s. 
  • In Landrum: Stone Soup Market & Café.  
  • In Tryon: Katie D’s New York Bagels & Deli.  
  • In Saluda: The Purple Onion and Newman’s Restaurant at The Orchard Inn.  

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Shop on June 1st and Make a Difference 

On June 1, a portion of the participating businesses’ proceeds will come back to Conserving Carolina to fund land and water conservation, environmental education, and public recreation and trail building. Please visit these businesses and thank them for supporting your local land trust. 

Without the support of our local community, our work would not be possible. Thank you to all of the Land Trust Day 2019 participants for your generous support! 

Visit www.conservingcarolina.org to learn more.  

Submitted by Ericka Berg