Our natural resources are among our most precious treasures. The GFWC Conservation Community Service Program is designed for members to gain an appreciation for our environment. Through preservation, maintenance, and restoration of our natural resources, it strives to educate members about the importance of beautifying our communities; preserving, maintaining, and restoring natural resources; and stimulating citizen action to address these concerns. Our natural resources include, but are not limited to, water, trees, plants, air, land, and wildlife.

Incorporate any and all of these topics into your conservation plans. Project ideas are endless.

  • Recycling and Waste Handling
  • Soil Conservation
  • Air Quality and Water Quality
  • Land Maintenance & Tree Planting
  • Beautification
  • Wildlife Protection & Proper Care for Domestic Animals
  • Community Gardens


  • Plant a tree on Arbor day
  • Donate shoes to Nike’s “Reuse-A-Shoe” program
  • Clean up along roadways, waterways, and trails.
  • Donate funds for reforestation plans and get involved with tree planting programs.
  • Create community gardens to promote self-sufficiency.


1958 – Endorsed Keep America Beautiful program and emphasized need for information centers on principal highways.
1976 – Coordinated statewide telethon that raised over $350,000 to benefit the North Carolina Zoo.
1980 – Held first energy Conservation Seminar at Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant.
1998 – Contributed over $50,000 to the NC State Museum of Natural Sciences for the construction of the Nocturnal Life Station.
2002 – Contributed approximately $100,000 for renovation and expansion of the North Carolina State Aquariums.