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Join Conserving Carolina For A Members Hike At Johnson Branch Conservation Easement

 

Last updated 4/22/2019 at 1:19pm

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Located in Transylvania County on the slopes of Becky Mountain, Johnson Branch was protected forever in 2009 by the Jones family, forever preserving the land's stunning natural heritage.

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, May 11, on a Members Hike at Johnson Branch conservation easement. Located in Transylvania County on the slopes of Becky Mountain, Johnson Branch was protected forever in 2009 by the Jones family, forever preserving the land's stunning natural heritage.

A privately owned property, the slopes of the 61-acre easement are home to a half-mile of the Johnson Branch tributary of the French Broad, multiple seepage bogs, a dozen waterfalls and significant natural heritage communities.

Bursting with wildflowers and waterfalls, the property and its waterfalls are not open to the public outside of this special guided hike opportunity. Conserving Carolina members have a rare opportunity to hike this protected landscape and photograph its stunning waterfalls. Come see this beautiful, private property that you helped conserve!

To attend this hike, you must be a current Conserving Carolina member. Conserving Carolina will offer two tours, with a maximum capacity of 15 hikers per tour. The hike is an approximately 3-mile, strenuous hike with steep stretches, on primitive trails. Members will meet for the first tour at 8 a.m. and the second will meet at 11:30 a.m.

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Bursting with wildflowers and waterfalls, the property and its waterfalls are not open to the public outside of this special guided hike opportunity.

If you are interested in attending or becoming a member, please contact Membership Coordinator Ericka Berg to sign up by phone at (828) 697-5777, by e-mail at ericka@conservingcarolina.org, or go online to our website, http://www.conservingcarolina.org, to RSVP on the event calendar. RVSPs are required.

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 visit the Conserving Carolina Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/conservingcarolina, to see if the hike will take place.

Conserving Carolina, your local land trust, 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. For more info visit http://www.conservingcarolina.org.

 
 

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