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Build the Trail!

For over a decade, people in WNC have dreamed of transforming the unused Ecusta rail line into a beautiful destination rail trail. Now we’ve got the land! To make the dream real, we need to raise funds for construction of a 19-mile greenway connecting Hendersonville and Brevard. Will you help?

Our dream is to make the Ecusta Trail a new cultural main street that connects communities, promotes health, enriches the economy, and improves quality of life.

How you can Make the Dream Real

Write a check: Make your check out to Conserving Carolina with “Ecusta Trail” in the memo line. Mail the check to Conserving Carolina at 847 Case St., Hendersonville, NC 28792. 

Give online: Go here to make your secure donation to the Ecusta Trail campaign.  

Give by phone: Just let us know that your gift is for the Ecusta Trail. Call Conserving Carolina at 828-697-5777 x. 200. 

Make a pledge: You can spread your gift over 3 to 5 years. Get a pledge form here.

To make a gift of liquid securities, real estate or estate gifts, call Conserving Carolina’s development director, Lynn Killian, at
828-697-5777 x. 202.


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Support our Organization! 

Our all volunteer board is working very hard to get the trail built!

We don't have a lot of expenses, but we do have ongoing costs to coordinate volunteer efforts, advocate for the trail and continue the push to keep the Ecusta Trail top of mind in our communities. Examples of  expenses include  website expenses, marketing materials, merchandise to sell and insurance. Even a small donation can help immensely!

How you can help with our administrative costs

Write a check: Make your check out to Friends of Ecusta Trail. Mail the check to Friends of Ecusta Trail, P.O. Box 265, Brevard, NC 28712. 

Give online: Click below to make your secure donation to Friends of the Ecusta Trail operating expenses.