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Pearlie Mae Suber Harris

SCLT is so happy to be a strong supporter of our dear friend, Pearlie Mae Suber Harris who has been chosen to be the grand marshal for the 2019 Saluda Coon Dog Day celebration. SCLT will honor her at a reception at the historic St. Matthews Church where Pearlie’s father was once preacher. Please join us for a covered dish picnic type lunch after the parade on July 6th at approximately 12:30. Plan to walk up Irving Street with a little golf cart help.


Walks in the Woods

Please come out for a Walk with SCLT

Walks in the Woods

July 7 Holbert Cove Enjoy a moderate walk on private trails around three continuous cabins ending with lemonade on the veranda.

July 21 Rutherford Trail A moderate walk on private property is 9 acres of forest, creeks, a pond and well-marked trails. There is an old stone home site and the property is full of native plants.

August 4 Little Bradley Falls 2 mile moderate out and back of 2 hours along Cove Creek to the falls with a nice pool at the bottom. Dogs and kids love this spot!

Walkers meet 2pm at the parking lot of the Saluda Library. A SCLT member will keep you aware of the terrain of the trail and share their insights about the history, flora, and fauna of the area as they lead each walk.

Prepare for each walk with comfortable shoes, a walking stick, water, and a snack. Please provide any pertinent medical history to your guide. Many of these hikes will access private property.

For more information contact Chuck Hearon at

(828) 817-0364


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Open Swims

Join Saluda Community Land Trust and your friends and neighbors for another summer of fun and gathering.

Twin Lakes (55 Linda Lane, Saluda) is open for all to enjoy every Wednesday from 11 am to 4 pm from June 12th through August 28th, EXCEPT for July 10th.

No lifeguards are provided so you swim at your own risk.

Please consider being a chaperone for one of the shifts, 11-1:30 and 1:30 to 4. Contact one of the chaperones at a swim or the SCLT office 828-749-1560.

Twin Lakes is available to be reserved for your special event so please check the Twin Lakes calendar for availability and reservation information.

Twin Lakes depends entirely on your generous contributions and support for maintenance and operating expenses.

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Youth Challenge

Saluda Community Land Trust Youth Partner Challenge

Are you looking for a way to get your children or grandchildren off of their phones and computers this summer?

The SCLT Youth Partner Challenge was designed to help youth ages 5-16 and the adults in their lives enjoy and appreciate the land and trails that SCLT is seeking to protect. Parents, Grandparents and Youth Leaders are invited to sponsor up to five youth who wish to earn a patch and certificate. This is accomplished by completing 1 volunteer service project and 7 of the designated hikes or walks in and around Saluda.

Adult partners accompany and transport youth on their own time or as part of a SCLT organized event. Current service opportunities are in the Kid's plot at the Robinson Community Garden.

Hikes include Lazy Girl, Missing 40, and Little Bradley Falls.

Download the activity log and educational information on the SCLT website,

This project is made possible by a grant from the Saluda Community Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.

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Trail Maintanance

Get'r done, step by step

Trail crew could use a hand…or 10. Maintaining SCLT trails depends on volunteers and many of our trails need work. Please get out and enjoy the trails and also make note of any trail maintenance issues that the crew can tackle on the next work day which is scheduled for Wednesday July 17th, from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Contact Chuck Hearon 828-817-0364 or at

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Kudzu Control in Progress

The battle against Judd's Peak invasives continues. Join us to help control kudzu, oriental bittersweet and others on July 3rd from 9 to noon, or as long as you can help. We will also be cleaning up debris around the Peak. Bring gloves and water. If you don't have tools such as pruners, loppers and kudzu tools, we can help with those. Meet at Judd's Peak, 86 Orchard Hill, Saluda. For information contact Don Clapp at 704-651-9292 or

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Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons Coming July

Free swimming lessons will be offered again this summer, thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Beginning July 15 and finishing August 23, M-F from 9:00 -5:00. Interested people can

contact Brian at for information and request a time. Lessons will be every day for the new swimmers and the stroke classes will be 2 days a week. Some strokes lessons may be combined with other swimmers if there are a lot of folks who want this instruction, so as to maximize the time for the new swimmers.

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Happy Birthday to Nancy

This lady turns 80!

SCLT members and friends, enjoyed an evening at Twin Lakes to celebrate the 80! birthday of one of our beloved board members, Nancy Barnett, who recently completed 12 years of serving as a board member for two six years terms. Nancy says she will continue to dig kudzu, lead walks, and do her part to keep her hometown of Saluda nature friendly.


Consider Judd's Peak and Twin Lakes

Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.


SCLT Monthly Board Meeting

This month our meeting is July 3rd, at 3:00 pm at our office in the Saluda Presbyterian Church fellowship building. Come find out more about our on-going projects and how you can get involved.

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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Saluda Community Land Trust. Bookmark the link and help support SCLT every time you shop.

Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.

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 We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

SCLT greatly appreciates the help from Polk County Community Foundation for the operating expenses for the year 2017.