We believe in using our limited financial resources to fund projects that help further our mission of preserving natural resources for use by this and future generations.  We are currently seeking applicants for our small grants initiative.  Past projects have focused on adding recreational access to natural resources by allowing the public to enjoy the natural beauty of the Upper Catawba River basin with little impact on the environment.  Below are some of our past projects.    Please consider a donation to help further our work.


Bike Repair stations:
These stations include a basic set of bike repair tools and a heavy duty bike pump. Current stands are located at Union Square in downtown Hickory near the bus stop and at Hickory City Park (the park with the tennis courts) on 12th St DR NW in Hickory. Future plans include repair stands at Lake James State Park, Lake Norman State Park, and Jacob’s Fork Park in Newton.
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Newton Heritage Greenway


Jacob’s Fork Park: Walking and Biking Trails