Environment

EcoForesters

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WHAT THEY DO: EcoForesters is a nonprofit professional forestry organization dedicated to conserving and restoring our Appalachian forests through education and stewardship. Forestland owners and local communities benefit from EcoForesters’ ability to develop and implement forest stewardship strategies that promote future forest sustainability and resiliency. Our methods emphasize sound ecological management over other profit- and production-driven forest management approaches. We are actively making positive impacts on the Appalachian landscape, while still helping landowners achieve their individual management objectives.

$ 314 raised so far.

Friends of the Smokies

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WHAT THEY DO: Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects.

$ 425 raised so far.

Green Built Alliance

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WHAT THEY DO: We’re people who care about where we live — our homes, neighborhoods and the planet. Since 2001, we have been advancing sustainability in the built environment through community education, measurable standards and regional action. We make a difference by hosting original educational events, distributing the annual Green Building Directory, managing the Blue Horizons Project community campaign and implementing programs such as Green Built Homes and Appalachian Offsets.

$ 203 raised so far.

MountainTrue

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WHAT THEY DO: MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in the Southern Blue Ridge. We envision thriving communities in our mountain region that are connected to and help sustain both each other and our natural environment. To achieve this, MountainTrue fosters and empowers residents throughout the region to engage in community planning, policy and project advocacy, and on-the-ground projects.

$ 1665 raised so far.

RiverLink

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WHAT THEY DO: RiverLink promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River and its watershed as a place to live, learn, work and play. A “go-to” organization for environmental education, water quality, and urban riverfront issues and concerns, RiverLink provides a wide array of services focused on river health, access and revitalization. RiverLink believes in inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards and provides environmental education opportunities to 3,300 local students and em- powers over 1,000 volunteers each year. RiverLink strives to connect our community to the river and improve the health of the French Broad River, leading to the overall environmental and economic health of our region.

$ 2123 raised so far.

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

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WHAT THEY DO: We permanently protect and steward our region’s most beloved natural areas. When you support local land and water conservation, you ensure our lands, our waters, our wildlife, our farms and our way of life will be there for future generations. By preserving vital resources, you improve the quality of life and continue building healthy and vibrant communities, forever.

$ 4120 raised so far.

$5000 matched so far.