Celebrate Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day!

Founded over 40 years ago as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated event. You can honor Earth Day on April 22nd (or on the weekend) by taking steps to improve the environment and by letting others know what they can do to make a difference. Even small actions can […]

NC Youth Conservation Corps Weekend Program A Great Success

NC Youth Conservation Corps Weekend Program A Great Success

CTNC, in partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), launched the spring version of our NC Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) in Durham for two weekends this March. Called “CREW” (Conservation Recreation Experience Weekend), this volunteer opportunity brought two groups of 14-19 year-olds out onto the land for two weekends of hard work and leadership […]

Walmart Supports North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps

Walmart Supports North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps

The Walmart Foundation has contributed $15,000 to the CTNC to support the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC).  CTNC used the donation to expand the NCYCC in 2014 so more young adults can participate.  The NCYCC provides paid summer jobs for 16-24 year olds, with the aim of teaching youth valuable work and life development skills […]

Two More Properties Conserved Along Blue Ridge Parkway

Two More Properties Conserved Along Blue Ridge Parkway

CTNC purchased a 123-acre property that adjoins the Blue Ridge Parkway between mileposts 446 and 450 in Jackson County. The land, made up of three smaller tracts, contains a significant section of Woodfin Creek upstream of the Woodfin Cascades. It also borders the Mountains-to-Sea Trail which hikers can access directly off the Parkway near Woodfin […]

NCYCC is Now Accepting Applications for 2014!

NCYCC is Now Accepting Applications for 2014!

CTNC, in partnership with the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, is taking applications for the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps. This is a comprehensive youth development program that uses the natural world as a platform for teaching environmental stewardship, job and life skills, leadership, community service, and personal responsibility.  Small groups of 8-10 young adults work outdoors […]