Foothills Conservancy Protects History and Headwaters with 93-acre McDowell County Acquisition

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has acquired a 93-acre tract in the Dysartsville Township of eastern McDowell County that permanently protects important headwaters of Cane Creek and a piece of Revolutionary War history. The property, known as the Melton Tract, adjoins the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission’s South Mountains Game Lands to the west, and […]

Lake James State Park Grows as Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Donates Historic Whippoorwill Farm Property

Lake James State Park has grown by 41 acres with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina’s donation today of the historic Whippoorwill Farm property to the State of North Carolina. In a 10 o’clock dedication ceremony this morning, N.C. State Parks officials gathered with members of the community, project donors and funders, including representatives from the […]

Foothills Conservancy Receives $1M Clean Water Management Trust Fund Grant for Conservation of Wildacres Retreat

A $1 million grant from North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund recently awarded to Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina brings the 1,100-acre Wildacres Retreat one step closer to permanent protection. The critical tract lies along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, N.C. Wildacres Retreat is a nonprofit conference center governed by a board […]