Events Calendar, at a glance


Check out this year’s calendar of events, each designed to connect you to your local landscape.  Whether you’re a hiker, a foodie, a gardener, or you just like to sit and enjoy the great outdoors — we have an event for you!

Have an idea for an event?  Email us.  We’d love to hear it!

Pints for a Purpose


May 17  |  5:00pm – 9:00pm


Join the Land Trust family at Riverwatch Brewery to enjoy a cold pint of craft beer in support of local land conservation!

10% of your tab will go to the support the preservation of local forests, farms, and rivers here in the CSRA.

Moonlight Hike


May 18  |  8:00pm – 10:00pm


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Hike the Greystone Preserve by twilight and moonlight and experience another world.  We’ll explore the forest at night, taking in the sounds and smells of nature instead of the typical sights.  If the weather’s good, we’ll celebrate with a campfire and s’mores afterwards, and maybe tell a few ghost stories too!  BYOB

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests.

Already a member?  RSVP to laura@csrlt.org to save your spot!

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

5th Annual Run for the Hills


June 1  |  8:00am – 10:00am


Conquer the hills on this private 262 acre nature preserve packed with beautiful scenery, mature oak-hickory forests, tranquil creeks with granite outcroppings, and endangered wildflowers. The race course will lead you into the heart of this stunning landscape, through twists and turns, along the creeks and up over the mountainous terrain for an adventurous and breathtaking run, or walk if you prefer.  All proceeds benefit the preservation of more landscapes like this throughout the CSRA.

Check out some photos of the Preserve here.

Wild Blackberry Foraging


June 22  |  9:00am – 11:30am


Welcome summer by foraging for wild blackberries on the numerous patches located along the Greystone Preserve’s nature trails.

Long pants, hiking shoes, gloves, and a bucket/container for your berries recommended.

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests, ($5 for children under 16) and includes all you can pick blackberries.

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

Fall & Winter Events


We always have such a blast enjoying all that Greystone has to offer!  Check out what we’re planning for later this year.

Like what you see?  Email us.  Let us know which events you’d like to see more of!

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Watching for Warblers


September 28  |  9:00am – 11:30am


Join us as Augusta-Aiken Audubon leads us on a walk through the fall woodland, watching for warblers and other birds migrating south for the winter.  Along the way, we will discuss the birds’ fall migration and how to identify these “confusing fall warblers” as well as other migrants and arriving winter residents.

Afterwards, share your best birding story over a bring-your-own picnic lunch in our open air pavilion. 

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests.

Already a member?  RSVP to laura@csrlt.org to save your spot!

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

Pints for a Purpose


October 4  |  5:00pm – 9:00pm


Join the Land Trust family at Riverwatch Brewery to enjoy a cold pint of craft beer in support of local land conservation!

10% of your tab will go to the support the preservation of local forests, farms, and rivers here in the CSRA.

 

Land Conservation Workshop


Fall 2019  |  9:00am – 11:30am


Learn how to earn some “green” while saving the family farm.  Join us as natural resource conservation experts provide us with real tools to earn money through the preservation of working forests, farms, and natural lands. Landowners, land managers, and financial management professionals are encouraged to attend.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided.  Agenda and list of speakers coming soon.

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

 

Moonlight Hike


Fall 2019  |  8:00pm – 10:00pm


Hike the Greystone Preserve by twilight and moonlight and experience another world.  We’ll explore the forest at night, taking in the sounds and smells of nature instead of the typical sights.  If the weather’s good, we’ll celebrate with a campfire and s’mores afterwards, and maybe tell a few ghost stories too!

 

Dancing Under the Stars


Fall 2019 | 8:00pm – 11:00pm


Lace up your kicks and dance the night away at the beautiful Greystone open-air pavilion.  With views of the stars and nature preserve, this is a unique and festive way to spend a Saturday night, rocking out to the best music in an unbeatable location.

This event is FREE for current members, and $10 per person for guests.

Includes: 30 minute introductory swing/hustle lesson, 2 1/2 hours of open dancing, soft drinks and snacks.  BYOB

Become a Land Trust member today and get free admission to outdoor events like this one, ALL YEAR LONG!

 

 

 

The 16th Annual Bash


October 24  |  6:00pm – 9:00pm


Join us for a magical evening under the stars as we celebrate 16 years of saving local forests, farms, rivers, and open spaces.

We’ll be roasting oysters, grooving to live blues music, giving away amazing prizes, kicking back around the fire, and enjoying the breathtaking views of the Savannah River.

 

Garden Work Days


Fall 2019  |  9:00am – 11:30am


Help us prepare for fall!  We’ll be getting the gardens ready for the fall and winter months, spreading mulch, and planting some pollinator friendly plants. Come lend a hand and check out the beautiful Greystone Preserve.

AU Day of Service


November 2019 | 8:30am – 11:30am


Augusta University is a committed member of our local community.  Every year, the students, staff, and faculty of AU join together to volunteer their time for countless local organizations, including the Land Trust.  This year, we’ll be building all sorts of cool things on our Greystone Preserve, including a new home for our bees, arbors and benches for the campus, and planting more goodies in the food forest.

You don’t have to be a part of AU to lend a hand, either.  Sign up today and help beautify your community.

Holiday Wreath Making


December 2019  |  10:00am – 12:00pm


Get ready for the holidays and craft your own one-of-a-kind natural wreath for your front door (or anywhere!).  We’ll have local floral artists leading you in making your own fresh wreath.  We’ll provide all the materials and the know-how.  Just bring your creativity… and get ready for some serious holiday cheer!

Hot spiked cider and light refreshments served.  More details coming soon.

No refunds, all sales are final.  In the event of inclement weather, best attempts will be made to make arrangements for an alternate event date.