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Our Accomplishments

We are grateful for our volunteers, partners (such as Polk County Community Foundation), and members for helping SCLT continue to protect our land and improve our community.

Highlights from 2015

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KUDZU REMOVAL

- Began renovation of the Moody-Stewart House

- Received an agricultural conservation easement on 45 acres on Camp Creek

- Received the donation of 25 wooded acres on Howard Gap Rd.

- Continued working with landowners to control kudzu

- Led public “Walks in the Woods” twice a month, every month, April through November

- Completed a forest improvement project, with NC State Urban Forestry funding, at the Saluda Nature Park (SNP), improving access, removing danger trees as well as invasive species. This included a Forest Stewardship Plan for the City of Saluda for the Saluda Nature Park to help guide future maintenance of the property.

    - Increased membership to 185 members
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WALK IN THE WOODS

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JUDD'S PEAK SIGN

- Placed signage at Judd’s Peak and the Little Park, as well as placed signage along the trails through the Saluda Nature Park and Bradley Nature Preserve

- Hosted open swim days every Wednesday at Twin Lakes throughout the summer

- Received (from PCCF and Tryon Painters and Sculptors) a new storage building and placed it on Nancy Barnett’s lot in the alley behind Main St.

- Had the best year ever at Robinson Community Garden

- Sent 7 representatives to the Southeast Regional LTA Conference at Kanuga Conference Center, thanks to a grant from PCCF

- Hired a part-time trail maintenance worker

- Acquired 3 Chocolate Drop lots, with funds provided by the Bradley Foundation

- Purchased 80% interest in 15 acres , the remaining portion of the Moody property, with funds provided by the Bradley Foundation and Polk County Community Foundation

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The Moody House