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Beth Willard Patton Joins Conservancy Team as Development Director

MORGANTON, NC -- Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is pleased to announce that Beth Willard-Patton has joined the regional land trust’s leadership team as Development Director. 

Willard-Patton brings more than 15 years of professional experience to her new role, including most recently six years of event planning and non-profit management with the City of Morganton and the Historic Morganton Festival.

“We are very fortunate to have found someone with Beth’s talents and experience who is also rooted in our community to lead our regional land trust’s private fundraising, outreach and volunteer programs,” said Susie Hamrick Jones, the Conservancy’s executive director.

“I encourage anyone who is interested in helping Foothills Conservancy save the places they love to contact Beth and find out how they can support our efforts.”

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2014 Summer Fund Challenge

Your money will grow on trees this summer during Foothills Conservancy’s 2014 Blue Ridge Foothills Protection Challenge!

Hickory’s von Drehle Corporation and an anonymous supporter have generously pledged to match up to $30,000 in gifts to help us reach our 2014 Challenge goal of $60,000.  During the Challenge, your gift will double in value and help us save the places you love as well as the trees and fresh waters upon which all life depends.

Make your special gift before August 31 to qualify for the dollar-for-dollar match by these generous donors who, like you, want to protect North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, foothills and the waters of the Broad, Catawba and Yadkin rivers.

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Visions of the Blue Ridge Mountains


12 Notecards with envelopes $15

Just in time for holiday gifts and thank-you cards, Foothills Conservancy is offering a boxed set of 12 stunning photographs by Valdese photographer Danny Buxton. A North Carolina native, Danny captures and shares the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills through his landscape and nature photography.

Preview note cards & place your order here...

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