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2015 Outings


Saturday January 31, 1-3 p.m.

Discover natural treasures at every turn along the trail to Paddy Creek & the historic Overmountain Victory Trail at Lake James State Park's award-winning interactive nature trail.  Led by FCNC's Beth Willard & LJSP Superintendent Nora Coffey.

Free & open to the public.

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Be An Angel: Include Foothills Conservancy on Your Year-End Gift List

Please put a special holiday gift in the mail in support of Foothills Conservancy's Annual Fund so we can continue our work of saving the places you love across the Blue Ridge Mountains & Foothills!

Simply mail your tax-deductible year-end gift payable to Foothills Conservancy, PO Box 3023, Morganton, NC 28680 - or make your gift online while learning more about the places you are helping protect.

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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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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