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 […]

New Report Ties Land and Water Conservation to a Strong North Carolina Economy

New Report Ties Land and Water Conservation to a Strong North Carolina Economy

The Land for Tomorrow Coalition today released its 2015 Conservation Yearbook as members of the group came to Raleigh to educate state legislators about the need to increase public conservation funding. Land for Tomorrow is a statewide coalition of community leaders, conservation and outdoors organizations, businesses, and local governments with a common goal: increasing land and […]

Welcome AmeriCorps Members!

Welcome AmeriCorps Members!

This week CTNC welcomed its first AmeriCorps Project GEOS Members. AmeriCorps Project GEOS (Growing Environmental Opportunities through Service) is a ten-month national service program in environmental education and outreach. This new program seeks to reconnect people with the outdoors and to develop future leaders in conservation. Our AmeriCorps members will develop service projects that help remove barriers […]

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

A Once in a Lifetime Experience

Last summer, four students from NC State’s Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources worked with the NC Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC).  Recently their stories were shared on NC State’s College of Natural Resources website. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing their stories with you to give you an in depth look at […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Funds the NC Youth Conservation Corps

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Funds the NC Youth Conservation Corps

The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation recently announced that it will support a NC Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC) crew in the western part of the state thanks to their Community of Stewards. A NCYCC crew will work on the Blue Ridge Parkway this summer in the Highlands District on trial and campground rehab. Through their work […]