We regret to inform our loyal supporters that our volunteer work day and Courthouse Wildlife Field Project we had scheduled for September 25, 2021, has been cancelled due to unsafe working conditions caused by the devastation of recent weather events during Tropical Storm Fred.
There was a landslide at the beginning of the FS road caused by floodwater from Hwy 215 jumping the ditches and taking the lower bank off.
It is not safe to get our volunteers and field trip participants by vehicles, and the Forest Service also listed it as un-drivable, an impasse.
We appreciate all the work our donors and volunteers put into our restoration projects and for the continued support in these unprecedented times.
If we have future donors that need to visit the site, we can get NCWRC to bring them in side by side via ATV.
I will be following up on my statement scheduled for September 14, 2021 in the Transylvania Times with more information. You may still donate to our efforts by visiting our website here. We appreciate all that you do!
Intro Photo by: Susan Stamey
It’s a challenging time in Pisgah – with historic flooding in the last few weeks, and more weather events continuing to come through the region. As you know, Pisgah has taken a hit, with landslides, blow downs, wash outs, and clogged culverts. Many of you will have seen the recent extensive closure announcement from the Forest Service.
Please be keenly aware of the stresses on our local emergency responders (especially in Haywood County) where they are stretched very thin due to their extended response requirements. Many of these responders have experienced very personal loss during this event, and our thanks, support, and prayers go out to them as they work hard to keep us safe while also dealing with their personal challenges.
We will be dealing with the aftermath of this flooding for a long time. Our employees are out working with the Forest Service on a daily basis, addressing critical needs and making quick repairs where possible. We were gratified recently to receive an email from a Forest Service employee stating that “TPC truly supports us in the strongest ways I could imagine, and I am so grateful to have this organization and you as a strong partner.”
Shop Mast General and Support TPC!
Shop at Mast General Store in Asheville or Hendersonville on September 11th and support Pisgah Conservancy!
Join us for Mast General Friends Day, Saturday, September 11th, at the Asheville or Hendersonville stores. Shop the store for everything from clothing to candy — Mast will donate 10% of the day’s sales to TPC!
While you’re in there, be sure to give Mast a big THANKS for supporting TPC over the years!
On Friday, July 9, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the conclusion of the Stony Knob Trail.
The construction of this trail provides connectivity between the entrance area of the Pisgah Ranger District (Davidson River Campground, Pisgah Ranger Station, Estatoe Trail, etc.), the N.C. Wildlife Education Center, and the City of Brevard’s Bracken Mountain Trail System and Urban Greenway Trail System.
We're thrilled that combining these trails will provide a 25-mile loop trail opportunity for hikers and bikers, with equestrian access on a significant portion of the route. If you haven’t already gotten out on the Stony Knob Trail, be sure to do so!
First of all, thank you for all your support to make this season happen. The last few weeks have been incredible, and I am convinced that this is the best year for the rangers so far.
Here are our stats as of 6/28:
• About 1,990 interactions (in person)
• Over 5,500 people reached through our Facebook
• More than 410 pounds of trash picked up
• 147 Rock structures removed from rivers
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