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Conserving Carolina Director To Speak To Historical Society - Brevard, NC

 

October 12, 2017



The Transylvania County Historical Society invites the public to attend their Annual Meeting on Nov. 7 at Lola’s at the Old Hickory House in Brevard. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner. A short business meeting will follow and then there will be a presentation by Kieran Roe the Executive Director of Conserving Carolina on “Conserving the Land; Preserving our Heritage.”

Roe has been executive director of Conser-ving Carolina, previously known as Carolina Mountain Land Conser-vancy, since 1999. As the first full-time staff person hired by Carolina Mountain Land Conser-vancy, Roe grew the organization into a strong force for conservation in the region, one which protected over 34,000 acres in Henderson, Transyl-vania and parts of neighboring counties and partnered with public agencies to create and expand places such as DuPont State Recreational Forest, Chimney Rock State Park and Pisgah National Forest. In July, Carolina Mountain Land Conser-vancy merged with Pacolet Area Conservancy, based in Polk County, to form Conserving Carolina, which is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

Roe has a BA in Anthropology and MLS in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. He has completed the Whole Thinking Leadership Program with the Center for Whole Communities and the Conservation Finance Boot Camp at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment and was a participant in the 2012 White House Conference on Conservation. He serves on the board of the Transylvania County Com-munity Land Trust, the Mills River Partnership and the Buncombe County Land Conservation Advisory Board.

The Transylvania County Historical Society owns the Allison-Deaver House in Brevard and the McGaha Chapel in Cedar Mountain. They have just finished Phase I of a restoration project on the Allison-Deaver House. Docent lead tours, history talks and special events are held at both locations.

The cost of the evening including dinner is $20. Please RSVP to tchsociety@yahoo.com or (828) 884-5137 by Oct. 31.

 
 

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