BRC News

Register for the 2016 Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k & Blue Ridge Pediatrics 1 Mile Kids Fun Run


The 17th annual Stick Boy Bread Company Mayview Madness 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 3rd in Blowing Rock.  Along with the 5K run, there will also be a 1-mile fun run for kids sponsored by Blue Ridge Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. To register online, follow this link: Or pick up a paper race registration form at Stick Boy Bakery or Stick Boy Kitchen. The proceeds from this annual event benefit the Blue Ridge Conservancy, which works […]

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16th Annual Wine/Beer Tasting & Auction To Benefit Blue Ridge Conservancy June 8


Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) will host its 16th annual Wine/Beer Tasting & Auction on Wednesday, June 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Camp Sky Ranch. This year’s Wine/Beer Tasting & Auction celebrates local businesses and the community.  In keeping with a nearly 16-year tradition, owners Ken and Wendy Gordon of The Gamekeeper will once again prepare creative and original Southern food donated by Heritage Homestead Goat Dairy, Highland Meadows Cattle Co., Old Orchard Creek Farm, Salmon To You, and New […]

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Blue Ridge Conservancy Celebrates Land Trust Day June 4 with Mast General Store


Part of a statewide initiative to bring awareness and support to NC’s 24 local land trusts and the special places they protect. Blue Ridge Conservancy is taking part in Land Trust Day on Saturday, June 4 at both the Original Mast General Store and the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. By shopping at either store on Saturday, you will be supporting land conservation efforts in the High Country.  Stop by the BRC table to ask questions and learn more about […]

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Tuesday, May 31st is BRC Night at Bistro Roca

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Lost Province Brewing Company Hosts Blue Ridge Conservancy as “Non-Profit of the Month”


For the month of May, Blue Ridge Conservancy will benefit from “Get Lost for a Cause,” Lost Province Brewing Company’s means of supporting local non-profit organizations and community groups working to make the High Country of North Carolina a more vibrant, healthy and just place to live. Enjoy lunch, dinner, and/or a few pints of local microbrews on Tuesday, May 17th to support Blue Ridge Conservancy. Lost Province Brewing Company will be donating 10% of sales from that day towards […]

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Blue Ridge Conservancy protects 1.3 miles of scenic ridgeline along Highway 105 corridor


“The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Nature.” The horizon seems endless from the vistas of the High Country. The panoramic views of nearby mountains including Grandfather, Beech, Roan, Table Rock, and Hawksbill, as well as views of the distant Black Mountains including Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the east, never cease to inspire and amaze.  For over twenty years Blue […]

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Blue Ridge Conservancy Announces Wendy Patoprsty as New Project Director for the Middle Fork Greenway

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Blue Ridge Conservancy is pleased to welcome Wendy Patoprsty to the team as the new, full-time Project Director for the Middle Fork Greenway. Wendy moved to Watauga County in 2000 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of Georgia.  She started with Watauga County Cooperative Extension in 2001 as a grant funded Water Quality Technician and was hired as a Natural Resource Extension Agent in 2003.  In this position Wendy collaborated in community development projects including […]

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Donor Spotlight: Lee Carter & Greg Bradley: “Middle Fork of the New River Greenway”

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Lee Carter and Greg Bradley first bought a home in Blowing Rock 23 years ago on a southeastern ridge of Grandfather Mountain and have promoted and supported the preservation of its natural beauty ever since. Over the years, they have added additional parcels of land to complete their 17 acres tract, and, have recently completed their new dream home there. The property has 90 mile vistas to the south across the Pisgah Forest to Charlotte, to the East overlooking Julian […]

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Blue Ridge Conservancy preserves 518 acres on Sugar Mountain

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  Newland, NC:  Camp Lutherock, located on the southwestern slope of Sugar Mountain in Avery County, is permanently protected for its natural resources and scenic beauty after a decade long collaborative effort by Blue Ridge Conservancy, North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund, and NovusWay Ministries. The 5,200 foot peak of Sugar Mountain provides a panoramic view of all nearby mountains including Grandfather, Beech, Roan, Table Rock, and Hawksbill, as well as views of the distant Black Mountains including Mt. […]

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Blue Ridge Conservancy Secures Watauga River Access Site at Guy Ford Road

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A small group of passionate paddlers took an ambitious dream and made it reality.  Their determination, organization, and patience created a unique opportunity for Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) to purchase a 2.3-acre river access area on the Watauga River at Guy Ford Road in Sugar Grove. Blue Ridge Conservancy was able to complete the purchase, below appraised value, through strategic partnerships and community support.  The property is located between two existing river access sites; one known as Watauga Gorge Park, […]

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