Earthshine Nature Program

Earthshine Nature Program (ENP) was founded in 2010 to provide a unique learning environment and opportunities that foster a lasting interest, respect, love and greater conservation of wildlife, wild places, and the fragile environment that supports us all. We have an exciting outreach program, taking our wildlife conservation and renewable energy messages to local and regional communities via schools, libraries, camps, churches, special events, festivals, and other public and private organizations. ENP with funding from Lake Toxaway Charities has created and maintains a one-of-a-kind nature and science education classroom open to our students throughout the week and to the public by appointment.  ENP also provides a wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and conservation facility for the continued conservation and study of our native wildlife and wild places with our primary focus being on the wildlife of Transylvania County.

Learn More:  earthshinenature.com

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Summit Charter School – 2020 Grant

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Bound For Glory Camp – 2020 Grant

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Muddy Sneakers – 2020 Grant

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Transylvania County Arts Council – 2020 Grant

Lake Toxaway Charities grants primarily help the TC Arts Council provide art classes, art camps and art opportunities for the underserved, economically challenged and special needs individuals in Transylvania County. The Council works closely with Transylvania Vocational Services (adults with disabilities), Rise and…

Brevard College – 2020 Grant

Brevard College’s commitment to aiding Appalachian families began in 1853 in a one-room schoolhouse where Brevard College’s first leader, Reverend Abernethy, set as a goal that, “None shall ever be turned away for want of means.”  Lake Toxaway Charities has been helping…

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) – 2020 Grant

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) is a public nonprofit foundation staffed largely by volunteers, used for research and education. It operates in what remains of a tracking station maintained by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the…

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