BOARD CHAIR RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
EarthShare NC Board Chair, Todd Huston, was awarded the 2017 Volunteer Leadership Award at the EarthShare National Annual Meeting in D.C. Huston has served on the board for five years; actively contributing his corporate knowledge and insights to advancing programs that help companies  make a positive impact on the communities where they operate in partnership with EarthShare NC.
 
We are grateful for Todd's dedication and leadership that impacts the conservation community locally and throughout the national EarthShare network.
ECLIPSE TO CROSS NORTH CAROLINA
Monday, August 21, will mark the first total eclipse in the United States since 1979. And Friends of State Parks wants you to know about it! 
 
While a 90% eclipse will be seen across all of North Carolina, the southwest mountains will have the advantage of seeing a total eclipse. Many of the state parks are celebrating the event with special viewing locations and educational programming.  
 
Gorges State Park, the only NC state park where the total eclipse will be visible, has a full eclipse weekend with special hikes, food trucks, music and more! The park will open at 5 a.m. -- two hours early -- to accommodate day-trippers who want to stake out prime viewing spots. 

Learn more about the eclipse and where to safely view it at: ncparks.gov.
MST IN A DAY - September 9, 2017

On September 9, 2017 the Mountains-to-Sea Trail celebrates 40 years! To celebrate and commemorate the anniversary, Friends of the Mountain-to-Sea Trail, invites you to join hundreds of others across North Carolina to hike and paddle the entire 1,175 miles of the MST in one day! 

MST is asking people to sign up to complete a "leg" of the trail any time on September 9. Most legs are three to five miles. You can hike your leg alone or with friends or family. Participation in the event is free, though donations are welcomed.  Learn more about MST in a day and other events happening to celebrate the 40th anniversary! 

YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK
Triangle Land Conservancy opened its seventh nature preserve in April.  Brumley Nature Preserve, located off New Church Road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, offers over 12 miles of trails to be used for hiking and biking! 
 
The preserve was designed as a model for sustainable land management practices. The trails on the land were built with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Brumley Nature Preserve was also a volunteer site for the Corporate Earth Day Events in April.
 
The preserve benefits the region by connecting people with the land through a variety of recreational and educational opportunities, protecting ecological communities, and safeguarding Raleigh's water supply as part of the Neuse River Basin. 
 
POSITION OPENING: Outreach & Engagement Director
Want to work for a creative and dynamic organization that is forging new ground to strengthen the conservation movement?  

EarthShare NC is looking for a new Outreach & Engagement Director.  Learn more HERE. 
LOOKING AHEAD
Visit our Events Calendar
As always, our Member events  calendar is full of volunteer and recreation opportunities near you! Here's a sampling of our Members' events:
VOLUNTEER WITH EARTHSHARE NC
S aving the earth doesn't have to always be back breaking sweaty work!

The EarthShare NC team is looking for a dedicated volunteer(s) to help us weekly in the office. The low impact work includes help with mailings, organizing, and social media and marketing. 

If you're interested click HERE! 

Thank you for your support of EarthShare NC and all our Member nonprofits. Follow us on social media at the links below to stay up to date between editions of NC E-News.

Happy 2017!
Hollie E. Woodruff
Outreach & Engagement Director
EarthShare North Carolina

EarthShare North Carolina
www.earthsharenc.org  | info@earthsharenc.org
 


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