C - Environment

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

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.

The Orchard at Altapass

To preserve the history, heritage and culture of the southern region of the Blue Ridge; protect the Orchard land with its apples, wetlands, butterflies and other natural features; and educate about the unique Appalachian experience for all who come.

Sound Rivers

To protect the water quality and integrity of natural resource systems in the Tar-Pamlico watershed, through a variety of educational, advocacy, and research programs.