Land Trust Day falls on the first Saturday in June to coincide with the annual National Trails Day. Conservation land trusts like Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy play a critical role in helping to conserve land for public enjoyment as well as privately-owned preserves that protect viewsheds and wildlife corridors near national trails. Land trusts work to protect and manage a wide variety of important land and water resources, including habitat for rare plants and animals, farmland, and sources of drinking water for millions of people.
We are so grateful to local businesses who recognize the importance of this work and have stepped up with their support for SAHC on Land Trust Day – Saturday, June 4!
Call for Volunteers
SAHC needs volunteers to table at the Asheville Mast General Store and Second Gear on Land Trust Day. Volunteers will talk to the public about SAHC’s conservation work and hand our information from our table, which will be inside the stores. We have two-hour shifts to choose from throughout the day. Please click the button below signup for one of your volunteer shifts. Once you reach our volunteer page, you may need to school down to see the Land Trust Day events.
Shop and Dine to Support Conservation
is donating 20% of proceeds from sales on Saturday, June 4 to support conservation. The Asheville and Waynesville stores will be supporting Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Stop by to stock up on gear, say ‘Hi’ to SAHC volunteers, and be sure to thank them for supporting Land Trust Day! As a general store, Mast Store offers a variety of goods from fashion to fried chicken cookbooks and toffee to tents.
is donating 10% of proceeds from sales on Saturday, June 4 — PLUS they have chosen Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy as the nonprofit partner for the month of June. Second Gear supports a new nonprofit each month by donating 1% of all sales! Second Gear is your source for quality, affordable outdoor gear, with an ever-changing selection of used and new equipment, apparel, footwear, & accessories.
is donating 5% of proceeds from sales on Saturday, June 4. Laughing Seed is Asheville’s iconic vegetarian restaurant located on historic Wall Street, voted #1 as best vegetarian in Asheville with a full bar and outdoor dining on their covered patio.
is donating 5% of proceeds from sales on Saturday, June 4. Jack of the Wood is a Celtic pub in downtown Asheville! They feature classical pub dishes, 18-rotating taps of craft brew, and a wide selection of whiskeys.
is a Western North Carolina-owned and operated outdoor tour guide, proud to be giving back to local land conservancies. They recognize and value the need to conserve the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.
is an unpretentious and unique destination spa nestled on a mountainside minutes from the vibrancy of downtown Asheville. Along with traditional Japanese bathing and soaking, in completely private outdoor salt tubs, guests enjoy spa-style showers, first-class massage therapy, nature setting and sounds, locally sourced spa products.
For Love of Beer and Mountains
donates 10% of ALL sales of the popular “Appalachia” Session IPA to support conservation with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy – part of their Beers that Build program. Check back for other updates on this very special partnership!
donates a portion of proceeds from seasonal beer release parties to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and supports SAHC through the “Mountain Chaser” brew – part of their Pints with a Purpose program. Check back for more updates on our special partnership!