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Local Communities Invited To Celebrate Conservation

 

Last updated 6/3/2020 at 6:31am



Every year since 1992, on the first Saturday of June, businesses and land trusts across North Carolina have come together to celebrate Land Trust Day.

Land Trust Day highlights the important role that protected lands and the outdoors play in our communities. It has always served as an initiative to create partnership opportunities and build relationships between businesses and their local land trusts.

In previous years, businesses have shown their support by donating 10-20 percent of the daily sales to Conserving Carolina. Mast General Store of Hendersonville has been the lead sponsor of the event for over 10 years. Land Trust Day will look a little different this year says Executive Director Kieran Roe.

“With many businesses closed this year, we are not asking them to donate,” he said. “Instead, we would like to honor the businesses that supported us in 2019 and encourage our community to come together to support these businesses and conservation.”

How To Participate

This year, consider shopping, buying a gift card or ordering food from one of the local Land Trust Day partners. Then, consider making a donation to Conserving Carolina. Every gift given up to $5,000 will be matched thanks to the generosity of Hunter Subaru.

“The need for conservation, trails, parks and getting outside does not stop,” said Roe. “You can help. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 by donating June 3 – June 6 for Land Trust Day.”

•Learn more about Conserving Carolina and its mission at http://www.conservingcarolina.org

•Donate directly to Conserving Carolina at http://www.conservingcarolina.org/donate or 828-697-5777.

•Support our partnering businesses from Land Trust Day 2019 who raised almost $8,000 for conservation. Go shopping, buy a gift card or order takeout from one of the businesses below.

Creating Lasting Partnerships

Conserving Carolina is incredibly grateful to Hunter Subaru and the local businesses that sponsored Land Trust Day in 2019. Last year, Conserving Carolina partnered with businesses across our entire service region. In Hendersonville, Mast General Store, Mountain Deli, Sherman’s Sports and Army Store, and Three Chopt participated. D.D. Bullwinkle’s Outdoors and Brevard Brewing Company represented Transylvania County. In the Hickory Nut Gorge, Gale’s Chimney Rock Shop, Carter Lodge, Bark & Twig, April’s Boutique, Bat Cave Cider Mill, Bubba O’Leary’s General Store and Outfitters, and Old Rock Café showed their support. The southeast businesses included Stone Soup Market & Café, Katie’s Bagels, The Purple Onion, and the Orchard Inn.

The matching gift sponsor for Land Trust Day 2020, Hunter Subaru, “is proud to partner with Conserving Carolina. We love being a part of this community and take to the trails as much as we can. It’s the Subaru way of life and we cannot think of a better way to give back.”

Interested in partnering with Conserving Carolina? Contact Donor Relations Manager Jenn Tutor at (828) 697-5777 ext. 209 or jenn@conservingcarolina.org to discuss a partnership catered to your business’s needs.

(Formed by the union of Pacolet Area Conservancy and Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy in 2017, Conserving Carolina is your local land trust. With a main office in Hendersonville and an office in Tryon, they protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of the natural world. Learn more and become a member at http://www.conservingcarolina.org.)

 
 

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