Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina now accepting applications for June 2020 Our Big Backyard summer camp

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is proud to announce the return of its summer camp, Our Big Backyard, produced in partnership with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office, Burke County Center. Now accepting camper applications, the third annual Our Big Backyard takes place June 15-19. Over the camp’s five-day course, campers will pick blueberries, learn about […]

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina hosts public celebration of Oak Hill Community Park and Forest project on March 28

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina invites the public to attend an event on Saturday, March 28 to celebrate the conservancy’s successful purchase of the first section of land for the Oak Hill Community Park and Forest. The celebration will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 2239 N.C. Highway 181 […]

Conservation and recreation access plan now complete for Henry Fork and Jacob Fork rivers

On Friday, Feb. 28, the Western Piedmont Council of Governments (WPCOG) and Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina completed the Henry Fork and Jacob Fork Rivers Conservation Plan. The plan, developed by WPCOG over a nine-month research period, ultimately aims to conserve these two aquatic resources while also creating access points for river recreation. The new […]

Sophie Shelton promoted to development coordinator for Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is pleased to announce the promotion of staff member Sophie Shelton, from communications and outreach associate to development coordinator. Now, as development coordinator, Shelton is responsible for planning, organizing and directing Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina’s fundraising efforts, including major gifts, annual fundraising and special events. Her duties also include […]