ECO is open to everyone interested in preserving and conserving the natural heritage of the mountain region. Our organization is supported through its membership base and donations. ECO has over 500 members. Dues, donations, fundraising events, and grants support the organization’s activities. ECO depends on the support of people like you to continue its important community activities.
The Environmental and Conservation Organization is a community-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1990 and is not affiliated with any national organization. Its board of directors reflects the diverse segments having an interest in environmental conservation and preservation. Composed of members of all walks of life, the organization seeks to educate and advocate for environmental issues. Students, retirees, professionals, government officials, business owners, landowners, life-long mountain residents, newcomers, and many others all find a common voice through membership in ECO.
ECO members receive a quarterly 8-page newsletter that keeps them updated on local environmental issues. The handy Calendar of Events lists special activities such as hikes, programs, and public meetings. Members are also eligible for special members-only hikes and discounts at ECO events. As a special benefit in 2009, all new and renewing members will receive a gift certificate for $20 to Diamond Brand Outdoors! Plus, get a 10% discount at Mast General Store, Wild Birds Unlimited (Hendersonville and Asheville stores) and Ventures Bird Watching and Natural History Tours by showing your current membership card. New and renewing members who donate at the 100 or more level this spring will receive a FREE river trip from Green River Adventures. Other discounts to come!
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|TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP||CONTRIBUTION|
|Chestnut||$500 or more|