These organizations and non-profits are dedicated to the betterment of our national lands and fostering community enrichment. Read below to learn more about these wonderful groups that we are proud to support.
The Pisgah Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to the well-being and betterment of the Pisgah Ranger District. Pisgah National Forest is one of the most visited forests in the nation. Millions of folks visit every year and 73% of them participate in activities such as hiking, biking or horseback riding. While the forest is well-loved in terms of participation, it has long fallen short in terms of funding. There simply isn’t enough federal funding to maintain the vast network of trails and amenities to high quality standards. And that’s where The Pisgah Conservancy comes in‚ to maintain and grow the richness of this treasure for future generations. Your membership enables us to accomplish this mission. So take a little time to look deeper into this site and deeper into the history and awesome wonder that is Pisgah, and help us keep it pristine for future generations.
Join us and almost 300 volunteers on April 25th for Pisgah Pride Day, an annual “all hands on deck” effort to improve Pisgah National Forest. The event will focus on rebuilding trails and bridges to removing and treating 10,000 square feet of non-native invasive plant species. There will be an after party at Oskar Blues following the event. Registration opens March 27th, find more info and sign up information HERE.
Friends of DuPont Forest is a membership organization dedicated to the preservation of DuPont State Recreational Forest, home of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls near Brevard, North Carolina.
On Saturday September 26, 2020 (National Public Lands Day) Friends of DuPont Forest will host the 3rd annual DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wilderness, and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest. Celebrate National Public Lands Day in DuPont State Forest with us and learn more about the Forest. Family friendly, adult friendly, dogs on leash friendly. They’ll have live demos, wildlife presentations, bike clinics, yoga, food trucks, history hikes and so much more! Find more info HERE.
Oskar Blues brewed up its first NC-batch of Dale’s Pale Ale on 12/12/12 and has been crankin’ out fresh OB beer for the East Coast ever since. Each year they throw a series of events around the county and are committed to enriching the community through donations and sponsorships with various non-profits.
Come find the DDBO crew at one of these great events!
Burning Can NC – Burning CAN NC from Oskar Blues Brewery returns to the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch in 2020, bigger than ever! The makers of Dale’s Pale Ale, the original craft beer in a can, throw a party for everyone who digs craft beer in a can and the lifestyle that comes with it. Bad ass brewers, rowdy musicians, outdoor sports junkies, festival freaks, and beer nerds make this the best weekend of the year.
Loaded Up & Truckin’ – The annual Loaded Up and Truckin’ Food Truck-Off and Aural Pleasure Fest returns April 11 to Oskar Blues Brewery, as we challenge some of the region’s best food trucks to an epic TRUCK-OFF in our own backyard! We’re switchin’ it up this year, with FREE general admission entry to the festival and $35 judges tickets.
Trails & Dale’s – Bikes and beer go hand in hand. On May 9, 2020, Trails + Dale’s Day returns to the brewery, celebrating mountain biking and craft beer in a can. Featuring mountain bike demos and a gear expo, group bike rides, a specialty beer release to raise money for trail building, and more.
St Baldrick’s of Transylvania County –
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the aim of raising funds to help find cures for children with cancer.
Get involved and come show your support at one of their EVENTS.
Transylvania County Special Olympics
Special Olympics North Carolina is one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world with nearly 40,000 registered athletes who train and compete in year-round programs in 19 different sports.
Support the SONC by getting involved at these EVENTS.
Blue Ridge Community College is a two-year, comprehensive post-secondary institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. It serves Henderson and Transylvania counties.
Brevard College is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges. The College’s focus on experiential learning, small class sizes, and location in the mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville make Brevard a top choice college for students around the world.
Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania
The mission of The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We are more than an after school program, we are a youth development organization serving school-aged youth ages 5 to 18 years old. The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club is a positive place for kids and impacts the life of every young person it serves. We provide a safe place to go, a home away from home, where children feel welcomed and where they join together in wholesome recreation and companionship.