Grandfather Mountain to be Recognized for its Environmental Commitment
RALEIGH - Chief Deputy Secretary Mary Penny Thompson of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will recognize Grandfather Mountain for its environmental commitment during a short public event on Tuesday in connection with the NC GreenTravel Initiative, a joint program with DENR; the Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development in the N.C. Department of Commerce; and the Center for Sustainable Tourism at East Carolina University.
Immediately following the event, officials with Grandfather Mountain will lead a short tour highlighting the attraction’s environmental efforts.
Where: Grandfather Mountain, Half Moon Overlook (just below the Woods Walk Picnic Area), US 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville
When: Tuesday, May 29; 1 p.m.
Who: DENR Chief Deputy Secretary Mary Penny Thompson; Catherine Morton, director for Mission, Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation; Penn Dameron, executive director of Grandfather Mountain; and Pat Long, director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism.