To provide facilities and focus for education, recreation, and preservation in nature studies and equestrian activities with the aim of enhancing these endeavors to enrich the quality of life.
To stimulate learning by providing opportunities for direct experience with nature for the people of the North Carolina Piedmont.
To operate a 10-acre botanical garden focused on Southern appalachian native plants.
The CRA is a nonprofit organization established and maintained by a community of people – multi-national corporations, small businesses, local government, state government agencies, and individuals across the Carolinas who are committed to waste reduction and recycling efforts. With over 300 member organizations (over 800 individuals), the CRA is ever growing and changing to benefit our members and the recycling industry.
To preserve important natural, historic, and recreation lands for public use in the Southern Appalachian Mountain Region, and to assist landowners in determining conservation alternatives for their family lands.
To facilitate locally initiated natural resource conservation and community development projects.
The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area serves as the steward of the living traditions of our region, protecting and promoting the unique music, crafts, outdoors, foodways and Cherokee culture unique to Western North Carolina. Honoring the past, we make investments in rural communities for the benefit of present and future generations.
Mission: To inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain.
To conserve and protect the natural and cultural resources of the Eno River basin.
To enhance the quality of life in the communities of coastal North Carolina by preserving open space, greenways, and significant natural areas.