Meta Western NC Fellowships

Meta is once again generously supporting two fellowships in Western NC. Conserving Carolina will serve as the mentor organization for the three-week summer internship. Details below.

Conserving Carolina is a non-profit, regional land trust with a mission to protect, restore, and inspire appreciation of the natural world. We work with area landowners in Transylvania, Henderson, and Polk Counties (and the periphery of these counties) to protect the land, such as open space, farms, forests, and waterways. By protecting these places, we are protecting habitat for the plants and animals that are important to the natural heritage of western NC and we’re helping to keep the water in our region clean. Conserving Carolina staff will work with Fellows to provide training and skills development activities in addition to direct outdoor service to members of our AmeriCorps Summer of Service program. This program is designed to help build confidence, trust, teamwork, environmental and service-oriented ethics, and introduce participants to educational and career paths they may not have otherwise considered.