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The mission of the Katawba Valley Land Trust is to protect the natural resources, cultural resources, open lands, waters, and vistas of aesthetic value in the Catawba River Valley and surrounding areas.


June 13 (Thursday) at 7pm Andrew Jackson State Park Meeting House 

Speaker Jon Greider from South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.

Jon will share about some of the new state parks coming to our region over the next few years. KVLT is proud to play a part in each of the upcoming projects. Come hear what he has to say.

Jon Greider is the Lakes Regional Chief for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.  With over 21 years of dedicated service, Jon has held various positions, including the manager of Edisto Beach, Hamilton Branch, and Aiken State Parks, before his current role overseeing the lakes region. His extensive experience also includes working as a Park Ranger at Aiken, Sesquicentennial, and Hickory Knob State Parks. 

Jon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry with a specialization in Outdoor Recreation Resource Management from Southern Illinois University.  His commitment to the preservation and enjoyment of South Carolina’s natural resources is evident through his long-standing career and leadership in the state’s park system.

In his leisure time, Jon enjoys coaching softball, boating, hunting, and fishing, often accompanied by his wife, Krystle, and their daughter, Avery.


KVLT’s 2024 Toast to the Trees Earth Day Celebration with  speaker Josh Arrants

A big thank you to all who came out to the Toast to the Trees and support KVLT’s mission. It was a wonderful turnout at the lovely Ivy Place venue which use was donated for the event from the family. Also thank you to Josh Arrant’s who is such an amazing speaker and long-time friend and supporter of KVLT. We raised just over $12,500 that night. Thank you to all!

Donations support KVLT and all that we do for land protection, education and public recreation


Thank you to Mr. Greg Gregory for donating a second conservation easement in December 2023 protecting +/- 265 acres of land in Chesterfield County.


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