Christmas Tree Choose & Cut 2012 Come out to Old Orchard Creek Farm and celebrate the holidays with Blue Ridge Conservancy. While you’re there, choose-and-cut your own sustainably grown Christmas tree. Cider, hot chocolate, and other holiday treats will be provided next to the toasty wood oven in the blueberry shed. Bring your family and take part in this time-honored tradition of Christmas tree cutting in the High Country. Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm Old …read more
Conservation Options Workshops for Forest and Farmland Owners
FREE workshops, including refreshments, are being offered by – Blue Ridge Conservancy, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, Land Trust for the Little Tennessee and the Conservation Trust for North Carolina. The workshops will provide information on: • Conservation options for your land, working forests and farms, including conservation easement agreements. • Landowner testimonials on their experiences working with land trusts to conserve their land. • Potential financial benefits, including federal and state tax incentives. • The …read more
“Forever Protected” – Opening This Friday, September 7 at ASU’s Turchin Center
Forever Protected – Paintings of the Blue Ridge Conservancy Holdings by Gayle Stott Lowery Come out to the ASU Turchin Center for the Visual Arts this Friday, September 7, from 7-9 for the opening of the Gayle Stott Lowery exhibit, “Forever Protected: Paintings of the Blue Ridge Conservancy Holdings”. The exhibit will run until December 1, 2012. Click here to view the paintingsread more
First Boone United Trail Work Day Was A Success!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for the Boone United Trail volunteer work day! We will be posting more work days as they are scheduled. Click here to see more photos!read more
Mayview Madness Results
2011 RACE RESULTS 12th Annual Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K – 10/22/2011 Hosted by Blue Ridge Conservancy Blowing Rock, NC Mixed 5k Run RR – Overall Return to Top Appalachian Track HY-TEK’s Meet Manager Stick Boy Mayview Madness – 10/21/2011 5K Road Race Blowing Rock, NC Last Completed Event Mixed 5k Run RR Comp# Name Team Time Points ========================================================================================= 1 10 Bean, Cameron M24 Blowing Rock, NC 16:13.68 2 129 Thorbergsen, Sondre M21 Banner Elk, NC 17:08.18 3 355 Brown, …read more
A Big Thanks!
A big thanks to all of our sponsors and participants for a great Mayview Madness yesterday. Blue Ridge Conservancy is grateful for such wonderful friends! Yesterday, everyone was a winner- most of all, conservation in the High Country!read more
2011 Festival a Success!
Thanks to everyone who joined BRC in celebrating another year of ‘saving the places you love’ at Blueberry Festival- 2011. It was a true pleasure to reconnect with some old friends as well as welcoming some new friends. Stay in touch with us on FB or give us a call. We want to talk with you about what we can do together to continue preserving and protecting our natural and cultural resources. Have a great day!read more
Land Trust Day 2011
Original Mast General Store, with BRC booth set up for Land Trust Day. As usual, ALL of Mast’s employees exceptionally nice and helpful–these guys know hospitality, and the value of conservation in our Blue Ridge area! Thank you Mast General Store!read more
Mark the Date!
Mark your calendars – the date for the 2012 Gamekeeper Wine Tasting and Auction is set for Wednesday, June 6!read more