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As a non-profit organization, FENCE relies almost exclusively on the generosity of our supporters, whose tax-deductible contributions help keep our programs and services going. By becoming a Friend Of FENCE, you'll help a child experience the wonders of nature; help a family enjoy safe, well-maintained nature trails; help preserve the variety of natural habitat FENCE offers to local wildlife; and help us effectively work with others to preserve our precious natural resources.


1. Print the FENCE Friends Form and Mail your tax-deductible contribution.

2. Donate Securely Online



fencecenterwide.jpgFENCE was established in 1984 by an 117-acre land grant which specified that "the property shall be used perpetuity as a recreational, nature, and equestrian area". Since then, FENCE has expanded its protected open space to include 384 acres in the Appalachian foothills of western N.C. The property includes open meadow, hardwood forest, and a specially constructed marsh - all of which serve as outdoor nature classrooms. The facility also includes the Equestrian Center for equestrian competition in a variety of disciplines. FENCE believes that the more people enjoy and learn about the outdoors, the more they will want to help preserve and protect it. Our programs include those for school children, both in the classroom and at FENCE itself, as well as a variety of family-oriented nature education programs.

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