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Two Transylvania County Students Receive Ruth Elaine Jones Memorial Scholarship

In 2017, CMLC expanded the Ruth Jones Memorial Scholarship to make two $1,500 awards each year - one for a graduating senior at Brevard High School and one for a graduating senior at Rosman High School.

Stories of the Land: Pollinators Without Borders

“It helps to tickle the toes,” says Kate Lis as she holds up a milkweed plant and works to loosen up its compact root system fresh out of the plastic planting container. It is a hot, clear day in June and a group of students are gathered around Lis, an AmeriCorps Project Conserve stewardship associate at Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, taking note of the planting process.

New AmeriCorps Program Engages Young Adults Typically Underrepresented in Environmental Fields

AmeriCorps Project Conserve’s Summer of Service is a youth development initiative to engage 17-19 year olds of backgrounds typically underrepresented in environmental fields of study and work. Participants will have the opportunity to develop leadership, life, and work skills through a summer of service focused on environmental stewardship.
 

Stories of the Land: Sharing Nature's Beauty

Bud Hunter had a tremendous love of the outdoors. Growing up in Hendersonville, he would fish the trickling creeks and winding rivers and hike the lush forests and rolling mountains.

Peter Barr Honored as Rising Leader of the Year by NC Land Trust Council

Peter Barr, Trails Coordinator at Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC), was honored by North Carolina's 23 land trusts as the state’s 2017 Rising Leader of the Year.

10 Native Pollinator-Friendly Plants to Add to Your Garden

When it comes to our food systems, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, wasps, flies, bats and hummingbirds are true heroes. About 35% of our planet's food crops depend on insects and animals and 75% of the world's flowering plants rely on natural pollinators for their survival. That makes pollinators extremely important. Selecting native, pollinator-friendly plants not only helps increase the diversity of your garden, it adds a new splash of color and livelihood by attracting these important pollinators!

2016 Annual Report

You made a huge difference in 2016!

Stories of the Land: Caring for People and Place

At 89 years old, Dr. Howard Norton climbs into his pickup truck and drives the rutted and narrow four-wheel drive road from his home near the intersection of Hwy 191 and Hwy 280 in Mills River to his cabin a few miles up the mountain.

We're Hiring: Summer of Service AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Position Title:

Summer of Service AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Reports To:

AmeriCorps Project Conserve Program Director

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