Image of The Orchard at Altapass from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Become an Evergreen Partner

CTNC’s Evergreen Partners support ongoing growth of conservation and resilience with recurring donations that fund our work.

Monthly donations are a convenient, easy way to support CTNC all year. 

Your sustaining investment in CTNC will allow conservation to help address North Carolina communities’ needs.

Join our monthly giving program to be part of a growing network of Evergreen Partners who are dedicated to making ongoing, lasting investments in conservation. Complete the form below to join the Evergreen Partners!

What you can expect as an Evergreen Partner

On behalf of the Evergreen Partners, a group of donors who invest in CTNC through monthly contributions, CTNC has adopted an apple tree at The Orchard at Altapass. The Orchard is one of North Carolina’s longstanding working apple orchards that draws thousands of visitors to Western North Carolina each year for tourism, recreation, music, and fall apple picking! When you begin making a monthly donation to CTNC, you'll become an Evergreen Partner where you'll watch your investment grow.  

Evergreen Partners make ongoing, lasting investments in conservation through our monthly giving program. Once you join, you will receive a quarterly e-newsletter that details your tree's health, shares timely updates from CTNC’s projects and programs, and shares more exciting updates from our conservation partners at The Orchard at Altapass. 

For more information about joining the Evergreen Partners, making, or increasing your gift, please contact Hallie French, Donor Engagement Manager. 

Learn more about The Orchard at Altapass and CTNC’s investment in Western North Carolina heritage and conservation.

The Orchard at Altapass is located outside of Little Switzerland, at milepost 328.3 along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We hope you'll take the opportunity to visit between June 1st and October 29th and help them "save the good stuff" while enjoying regional traditions, culture, music and land. CTNC has worked in this area for nearly 25 years, to permanently conserve much of the land visible from the Orchard. 

“The mission of the Altapass Foundation, Inc. is to preserve the history, heritage, and culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains; protect the underlying orchard land with its apples, wetlands, butterflies, and other natural features; and educate the public about the Appalachian experience”.