June 2014 News from Saluda Community Land Trust
 

June 2014 News

Nature Park with New Signage
Walks in the Woods

SCLT “Walks in the Woods” will continue their monthly walks on Sunday, June 1. Join us for a walk from Pacolet street to the Missing 40. A one-mile loop of moderate walking that will take one to two hours.  We’ll start off on private property that connects with the missing 40 and continue on that trail.

Meet at the parking lot of the Saluda Library at 2:00pm on Sunday for sharing a ride to the trail head.

There will no hike on June 15th, which is Father’s Day Observance.

Come prepared with comfortable shoes, a water and snack, a camera and/or any field guides you enjoy, a stick for walking, information concerning medical conditions and an attitude of gratitude for the beauty of nature. Be aware poison ivy is always a possibility. Many of the walks will be on private properties but owners have given SCLT permission for the day’s walk. Call ahead before each hike to determine if four-footed companions are permitted.

Keep it Green Keep it Clean

Adopt a Highway

Road side clean up will take place on June 9th at 9 am.  Rain date will be the 16th.

Bags, vests, gloves and grabbers will be provided. Meet at the Saluda Library to help keep our roads clean.

Digging for Crowns in this Jewel
Kudzu

The Kudzu team has met and is back to digging. Join us Thursdays, May 29th thru June 26th at Autumn Care at 8am. Come learn how to identify and remove this obnoxious creeping menace.

You’ll need a small saw, digging tools and gloves for this adventure.

Hoe a Row
Robinson Community Garden

The Robinson Community Garden on Henderson Street has one plot left for this growing season. The cost is $30 for the season which extends until November 30th. We are also offering a new opportunity for those of you who do not want to take on an entire plot and just want to grow a row of your favorite vegetables or herbs. There are still some rows available for $5 per twenty foot row, call Dave and Marilyn Prudhomme for the particulars at 749-9172  or e-mail them atdclp@tds.net.

Look for the Posters around Saluda.

The Hemlock Recycling Project has begun.  If you have any dead or dying hemlock trees or need hemlock lumber, please contact SCLT. We are having the dead hemlock logs sawn into usable lumber for fencing and benches and you will receive a tax donation slip for the value of the logs.

For more information on this exciting project call SCLT at 749-1560 and leave a message and a representative will call you back.

The Hemlock Recycling Project is sponsored by SCLT and funded by Polk County Community Foundation.

Getting Kids Outside.

SCLT is partnering with Muddy Sneakers to bring it’s program to the Saluda School’s 5th grade, starting in the fall of 2014, help us in supporting this experiential outdoor science program.

We welcome new Board Members Mary Jo Wannamaker; Secretary, Will Nelson, Betsy Burdett; Land Specialist, Cindy Hemenway; Treasurer in Training.
June’s Board Meeting will be June 4 th  at 3pm.  We will meet at McCreery Park Pavillion and the public is invited.
Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Or send an email toinfo@saludaclt.org. Be sure to check out our updated website www.saludaclt.org. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Our mailing address is:

Saluda Community Land Trust

PO Box 732

Saluda, NC 28773

 

 

May 2014 News

A Path for Walking
Walks in the Woods

SCLT “Walks in the Woods” will continue their monthly walks on Sunday, May 4. Join us for a walk from Moonshine Creek to Pacolet River.  It is two miles out and back of moderate to strenuous trekking.  Hiking poles are suggested.  See many spring flowers ending in a steep decent to the river where there is a solid bank of trillium.

Sunday May 18 will be the Saluda Nature Park. Walk some of our newest trails and see a spectacular view. A moderate to strenuous walk with a up hill climb.

Meet at the parking lot of the Saluda Library at 2:00pm on Sunday for sharing a ride to the trail head.

Come prepared for each with comfortable shoes, a water and snack, a camera and/or any field guides you enjoy, a stick for walking, information concerning medical conditions and an attitude of gratitude for the beauty of nature. Be aware poison ivy is always a possibility. Many of the walks will be on private properties but owners have given SCLT permission for the day’s walk. Call ahead before each hike to determine if four-footed companions are permitted.

And the winner is….

Winner of the Jade plant was Don Clapp who gave it to Susie Welsh, who had really wanted it. Nice when friends win. Thanks to all who purchased tickets and made this fund raiser a success.The proceeds will allow us to complete the agility course in the expanded Saluda Dog Park.
Our 7th annual meeting was attended by over 70 folks who enjoyed good food and the speaker, Rob Evans, an endangered plant specialist from Raleigh.  Many thanks to all who came out to celebrate and make the evening a success.
Owners and Dogs.
Saluda Dog Park

The Jade Tree fund raiser was a barking success.  We will put those funds to use with the agility course in the coming weeks.

Folks have been Busy.
Robinson Community Garden

The Robinson Community Garden on Henderson Street has filled all plots for this year’s growing season. We are also offering a new opportunity for those of you who do not want to take on an entire plot and just want to grow a row of your favorite vegetables or herbs. There are still some rows available, call Dave and Marilyn Prudhomme for the particulars at 749-9172  or e-mail them atdclp@tds.net.

Look for the Posters around Saluda.
May’s Board Meeting will be May 7 th  at 3pm.  We will meet at McCreery Park Pavillion and the public is invited.
Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Or send an email to info@saludaclt.org. Be sure to check out our updated website www.saludaclt.org. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
 

April 2014 News

Mark your calendar for April 23rd and plan on joining us in celebrating our 7 years of accomplishments.
April Hikers.
Walks in the WoodsSCLT “Walks in the Woods” will start their monthly walks on Sunday, April 6. These bi-monthly walks will occur the first and third Sundays of the month except during holidays, so no walk on Easter Sunday, April 20.
Meet at the parking lot of the Saluda Library at 2:00 on Sunday, April 6 to carpool to the Twin Bridges along 176 between Saluda and Tryon. This is not a long walk, more of a meander of one to two hours, walking through a huge population of wildflowers. This walk is rated easy to moderate.Come prepared for each with comfortable shoes, a water and snack, a camera and/or any field guides you enjoy, a stick for walking, information concerning medical conditions and an attitude of gratitude for the beauty of nature. Be aware poison ivy is always a possibility. Many of the walks will be on private properties but owners have given SCLT permission for the day’s walk. Call ahead before each hike to determine if four-footed companions are permitted.

Alpaca Poop Promotes Powerful Prolific Plants.
Robinson Community GardenThe Robinson Community Garden on Henderson Street has only one plot left for this years growing season. We are also offering a new opportunity for those of you who do not want to take on an entire plot and just want to grow a row of your favorite vegetables or herbs Call Dave and Marilyn Prudhomme for the particulars at 749-9172  or e-mail them at dclp@tds.net.
King of the Stump.
Saluda Dog ParkTemperatures are warming up!  Great time to bring your pups to the Saluda Dog Park for romping and socializing.  Don’t forget the fundraiser–a raffle for a beautiful 36″+ jade tree.  Tickets, $1 or 6 for $5, are available at the Saluda library (see the tree there too).  Drawing will be at SCLT’s Annual Meeting on April 23rd.
Jade Plant Raffle
April’s Board Meeting has been changed to April 9th at 3pm. Weather permitting we will meet at McCreery Park Pavillion and the public is invited. Inclement weather will force us to meet at our office in the Saluda Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.
Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Or send an email to info@saludaclt.org. Be sure to check out our updated website www.saludaclt.org. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
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