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Field Trips and Events

The Nature Conservancy offers opportunities each year for people to see our preserves.

We have nature walks and hikes spring through fall to our Bluff Mountain Preserve. Bluff can be enjoyed either by participating in one of our scheduled hikes ($15/person; schedule here) or by arranging a private hike ($150/trip; 10-person limit). The trail is a moderate, 3-mile loop with a 300’ elevation change, traversing the diversity of natural communities that make Bluff an ecological treasure. Hikes may be subject to cancellation if not filled or due to inclement weather. If hike fees pose a challenge financially, please contact the hike leaders to make special arrangements.

And don't forget to check our Volunteer page for opportunities to get involved.

Ongoing Special Events

Special Events

  • Shaken Creek Preserve Hike

    Shaken Creek Preserve
    August 08, 2015

    This Pender County Preserve, which is home to carnivorous plants, orchids and a number of other plants, is not open to the general public. But you can take a walk there on August 8. Contact Hervey McIver at or 919-794-4396. Learn more

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.


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