To promote a greater understanding of the geological, historical, ecological, environmental and social features of this mountain community, by offering opportunities for ecology research and hosting community-wide seminars by recognized experts in these fields.
To enhance the appreciation of traditional mountain culture, including the music, dance, theater and art of the area, by sponsoring community-wide events to showcase these cultural features.
To preserve and protect the natural resources and ecosystem of the area, by promoting policies that protect the area’s watershed, by expanding habitats for native animals and plants, and by acquiring and protecting land within the Sherwood Forest community to be maintained in a natural state.


To sponsor 6 or more educational seminars annually, such as

  • Instant Culture
  • Nature Nuts
  • Summer Series
  • Visiting naturalist programs
  • Lectures on topics of interest

To sponsor 3 or more cultural events annually, such as

  • Square Dances
  • Music performances
  • Art and/or photography shows and workshops

To acquire property, by purchase or by donation, to expand native plant and animal habitats, and to preserve environmentally significant land, such as

  • Development of a Legacy Program to encourage bequests of money or land
  • Partnerships with other 501(c)(3) groups
  • Applications for grants to support foundation mission

To provide research opportunities to expand understanding of the mountain ecosystem, by

  • Partnering with universities, private and public entities engaging in ecological research
  • Providing an outdoor laboratory for research projects
  • Provide scholarship grants to local students for the study of natural science and related subjects.

To sponsor or conduct other activities that respond to the expressed needs and interests of the community and that are consistent with the mission.

To promote, enhance and preserve the natural resources and cultural heritage in the vicinity of Sherwood Forest and Cedar Mountain, NC.

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