Local Businesses Invited To Celebrate Conservation


Last updated 4/10/2019 at 3:56pm

Every year since 1992, on the first Saturday of June, businesses and land trusts across North Carolina come together to celebrate Land Trust Day. Land Trust Day highlights the important role that protected lands and the outdoors play in local communities and serves as an initiative to create partnership opportunities and build relationships between businesses and their local land trusts.

Businesses show their support for land conservation by donating 10-20 percent of the daily sales to their local land trust. This support funds natural lands, clean air and drinking water, environmental education and public recreation throughout the service area. In return, the land trust promotes the business through social media, email, print and other channels.

Creating Partnerships

In 2018, Conserving Carolina partnered with Mast General Store, Shelley’s Jewelry, Mountain Deli, Sherman’s Sports and Army Store and Brevard Brewing Co. for Land Trust Day. In addition to promotion, Conserving Carolina staff members and volunteers serve at outreach tables outside of the local businesses during the day, teaching people about Conserving Carolina and talking about the partnership.

In 2019, the organizations are hoping to expand Land Trust Day across the service region. They hope to represent more businesses in Hendersonville, but also hope to be present in the larger service area — Brevard, Polk County, Hickory Nut Gorge, and upstate South Carolina.

If interested in participating in Land Trust Day 2019 on June 2, contact donor relations manager Jenn Tutor at (828) 697-5777 ext. 209 or jenn@conserving carolina.org to discuss participation and promotional opportunities catered to your business’s needs.

Formed by the union of Pacolet Area Conservancy and Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy in 2017, Conserving Carolina is the local land trust. With a main office in Hendersonville and an office in Tryon, it is dedicated to protecting land and water, promoting good stewardship, and creating opportunities for people to enjoy nature. Learn more and become a member at http://www.conservingcarolina.org.


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