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October 2019 NEWSLETTER

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Walks in the Woods

New month, new Walks

Walks in the Woods

October 6 WATERS OF CAMP CREEK A 2 mile 2 hour moderate walk on Burdett’s property offering beautiful fall foliage as well as lush vegetation and dancing waters along Camp Creek.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.

October 20 ROUND MOUNTAIN Easy to beyond moderate. Explore the site of the Battle of Round Mountain. Located off Howard Gap Road this walk offers a picnic area, rock outcroppings, and for the adventurous, a strenuous climb to the top of the mountain for Piedmont views.

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.

This will end the 2019 season of scheduled walks. As we plan for the 2020 year, please contact the office and let us know if you would be interested in leading walks and/or have an area in the Saluda area that would be good for us to schedule. We may consider extending the months for walking especially if we have new leaders and new places to walk.

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. Or chearon@skyrunner.net

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Sullivan's Temple

Uncovering the history of Sullivan's Temple

Come learn the connection between Phebia Sullivan and Kingdom of the Happy Land and the history of the African American community in Saluda.

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Kingdom of the Happy Land

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Invasives

Wanted: Kudzu Task Force

Got kudzu? Please call the SCLT office if you want to be part of a long term plan to make Saluda kudzu free. Call the office 749-1560 and someone will get back to you. We can do it..TOGETHER.

"May the force be with you"

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Trail Maintanance

Trails need volunteers, is that you?

Please consider joining our crack crew as we try and keep the trails that SCLT owns and has excess to, in good shape so that all the Saluda community can use and enjoy them. When you are out enjoying the trails, please note any trail maintenance issues the crew can tackle on the next work day which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd, from 9:00am- 12:00 in an area to be determined.

Contact Chuck Hearon 828-817-0364 or at chearon@skyrunner.net.

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Wreath Making

Please save the date for Wreath Making, December 7th, between 11 and 3. This event is sponsored by the Polk County Community Foundation.

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Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons garnered much praise

Hello Saluda Land Trust, and thank you for the opportunity you have given my children to learn to swim. I cannot put into words how grateful my family is that you have been able to offer this to the community the past few years. I have two returner swimmers and can say with confidence that if either of my children (ages 5 and 2) fell into a body of water that they could save themselves. As a parent that makes me so happy and more comfortable when we are around the water. Brian is fantastic and my children love him. He has a way with the kids that is very rare and is a great teacher. Even when my two year old cried everyday for a week he never wavered and continued on with the lessons, and now my son loves the water and can successfully float and swim short lengths on his own. Thank you again for having this opportunity and I hope that you will be able to offer it in the future.

Sincerely,

Lindsey E

Hello! I had 3 children take lessons this Summer. I am AMAZED at what was accomplished. My son is 11 and really never became comfortable in the water. Brian worked with him a week and he was finally able to be comfortable floating, putting his face underwater and basic strokes.

My 2 daughters (4 and 5) had never had lessons...and the progress they made was outstanding!

I can not wait until next year to do them again!

My boy gained so much confidence this year from swim lessons. This was his 2nd year but I love how Brian assessed what he already knew and added to it. He is always pushing them to do just a little more than what they think they can do. We are so grateful for Brian and you!

Caitlyn and Jace

From: Danielle E <d.....1@yahoo.com>

Subject: Swimming Lessons

Date: September 22, 2019 at 10:02:01 PM EDT

To: info@saludaclt.org

Brian is amazing! My children looked forward to going to swimming lessons everyday (minus the baby, who learned a tremendous amount of skills AND uses them, she just likes her mommy!). It was such as great experience, my kids are already asking if they can do it again next year. They are constantly commented on when swimming with friends and in public about how well they swim "for their age." I tell everyone about Brian and his magic swimming lessons and encourage them to try and get their children in next year. All around great experience, my only regret is not starting sooner.

Swimming lessons are made possible by The Saluda Fund of the Polk County Community Foundation

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Celebration of Life

Nora Park Anderson

Join us at Judd’s Peak on Sunday October 13th, at 6:30 for a full moon rise (7:11) as we raise a glass (of Mr. Bud) to Nora.

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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

SCLT Monthly Board Meeting

Our next meeting is October 2nd, 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.

With Walks in the Woods ending for the season, the newsletter Team will take a couple of months off from publishing but will send out targeted missives to remind you of anything news worthy. See you in February!!

Remember SmileAmazon

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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 info@saludaclt.org. 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.

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