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June 2019 NEWSLETTER

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Walks in the Woods

Please come out for a Walk with SCLT

Walks in the Woods

June 2 Old Cove Road This is an old road that went from Saluda to Green River back in the 1920’s, before the current Green River Rd was built. It follows a stream flowing down to Fish Top and is now protected with a conservation easement. The walking will be easy to moderate, occasionally steep, but the views are worth it.

There is no Walk on Father's Day, June 16

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

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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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 twinlakesswimminglessons@gmail.com 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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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, https://saludaclt.org/youth-challenge

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

The Crew get'n after it!

Trail crew met and cleaned up SCLT's newest endeavor, Moonshine Nature Park, located on Louisiana Ave. A big thanks to all the volunteers, many hands make the work expeditious. Please get out and enjoy the trails and also take stock of any trail maintenance issues that the crew can tackle on the next work day which is scheduled for Thursday June 13th, from 9:30am-12:30pm. Contact Chuck Hearon 828-817-0364 or at chearon@skyrunner.net.

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Invasives

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside....invasives

The battle against Judd's Peak invasives continues. Join us to help control kudzu, oriental bittersweet and others on June 5th and 12th 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 donclapp@gmail.com.

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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

This month our meeting is June 5th, 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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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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