Kanuga Trail Conservancy Opens to New Members

05.28.2020 - Giving to Kanuga, Our Programs

If you share our passion for conservation and the natural world, we invite you to become a member of the Kanuga Trails Conservancy. Join us in the enjoyment and protection of the 1,400 acres of land that have been entrusted to Kanuga. Modeled after the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Kanuga Trails Conservancy (KTC) maintains and improves the trails on and around Kanuga.

As a member of KTC, you and your immediate family may hike and fish at Kanuga, and your membership fee of $125 will help maintain the trails, mark them more clearly, and even develop new trail systems throughout the property.

Clint DeWitt, Kanuga’s environmental projects manager is excited to see the program expand, saying, “When I transitioned from seasonal Mountain Trails Outdoor School staff to full time, one of the first projects I picked up was the “Kanuga Friends” program. We re-named it the Kanuga Trails Conservancy and, over the last several years, memberships have been steadily rising—proof that Kanuga is not only a sanctuary for visitors worldwide, but also for our local community, staff, and families. The expansion of Kanuga Trails Conservancy is a clear next step, as we open our property for our neighbors to hike and fish, and connect with the outdoors and one another as they explore all our property has to offer. I can’t wait to expand what we offer, and to gather our neighbors, near and far, to celebrate and better care for creation together.”

The goal of this program is to make our trail system and fishing areas safer and more enjoyable, while empowering the community to become a deeper partner with Kanuga. This year, we plan to use membership proceeds to purchase new signage for the trails, tools necessary for proper maintenance, and materials for building and updating bridges and boardwalks across the property. Interested in applying to join? Visit here