Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Awards $35,000 Grant to the Catawba-Wateree Clean Water Initiative

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina received a $35,000 grant from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to fund the continuation of the Catawba-Wateree Clean Water Initiative. The Catawba-Wateree Clean Water Initiative was formed in 2013 by Foothills Conservancy, Catawba Lands Conservancy, and The Conservation Fund to identify and protect watershed lands and forests throughout the Catawba-Wateree River […]

Beth Willard Patton Promoted to Associate Director of Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is pleased to announce the promotion of Beth Willard Patton to associate director. In this role, Patton will oversee the organization’s administrative and financial functions and will continue to lead its development program, working with Communications and Outreach Associate Sophie Shelton to achieve strategic marketing, communications and fundraising goals. A […]

Conservation of Wildacres Retreat Promises Clean Water and Pristine Parkway Views

Wildacres Retreat, a 1,076-acre property adjacent to Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway, is now permanently protected thanks to a collaborative partnership among Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC), and Wildacres Retreat. Wildacres Retreat, located in northern McDowell County near Little Switzerland, is a nonprofit conference center governed […]