Press release from Conserving Carolina:
Conserving Carolina is thrilled to announce a series of four bilingual (Spanish and English) walks that will take place across our service region in Henderson, Transylvania, and Polk counties. These walks will all happen on public lands that Conserving Carolina has helped to create including DuPont State Recreational Forest, the Park at Flat Rock, Vaughn Creek Greenway, and the Brevard Greenway.
The first walk will be to Wintergreen Falls in DuPont State Recreational Forest from 9AM-noon on Saturday, June 26th. An easy to moderate trail, this 3.1 mile round-trip walk to Wintergreen Falls meanders through a shaded forest from Guion Falls Access Area.
On Saturday, July 17th, the walk will be at the Park at Flat Rock from 9AM-11AM. The group will explore the local park and do a plant scavenger hunt for non-native invasive species. The trails at the Park at Flat Rock are flat and wide throughout the park. The scavenger hunt will take place all over the park, and participants will learn about non-native invasive species.
For the third walk, the group will leave Henderson County for Transylvania for a walk and a bird activity on the Brevard Greenway on Saturday, August 14th from 9AM-11AM. The Brevard Greenway runs 4.8 miles from the Davidson River Campground in Pisgah National Forest to McLean Street. For this walk, the group will be exploring a total of about two and a half miles of the paved trail.
Lastly, the bilingual walk series will conclude with Vaughn Creek Greenway in Polk County on Saturday, September 11th from 9AM-11AM. This easy 1.6 mile round-trip trail follows Vaughn Creek through a beautiful wooded area, with a small waterfall visible mid-trip.
These walks are organized by our Communications Intern Alexla Perez-Sanchez and Community Engagement Manager Ericka Berg. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, find the event at www.conservingcarolina.org/calendar
Conserving Carolina is a local land trust that has protected nearly 46,000 acres, primarily in Henderson, Polk, Transylvania and Rutherford counties in N.C. and the Landrum, S.C. area. The mission of Conserving Carolina is to protect, restore and inspire appreciation of the natural world. Join us at events, volunteer, or become a member at conservingcarolina.org.