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SAHC marks 50 years

SAHC marks 50 years

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) is celebrating 50 years of conserving clean water, plant and wildlife habitat, farmland and scenic beauty in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee.

The anniversary will be marked with a special celebration on Friday, May 31, called “Rooted in the Past, Growing for the Future.” 

The celebratory event will highlight milestone achievements of the past 50 years and announce major projects for the future of conservation. Special guest speakers include Dr. Mamie Parker, ground-breaking biologist and former Head of Fisheries for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and New York Times best-selling author Wiley Cash.

“We look forward to sharing stories, reminiscing with friends, and soaking in the beauty of protected land,” says Kristy Urquhart, SAHC’s associate director. “We hope SAHC members and folks new to the organization will savor the benefits conservation in the Southern Appalachians and be inspired by epic conservation plans on the horizon.”

The event will run from 1-3 p.m. at the Tennessee Welcome Center on I-26 near the North Carolina border. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. More information is available at appalachian.org/50th.

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