We are passionate about people experiencing our parks, greenways, nature preserves, farms and community gardens.


We keep nature nearby by acquiring urban land to leave as green space, which is necessary for rapidly growing Raleigh, NC.

We connect children with nature by offering need-based scholarships to families who can’t afford to enroll their kids in Raleigh’s outdoor summer camps and nature programs.

Why do we do all this? Nature enriches our lives. We are physically and mentally healthier when we are in it, and nature-play helps children build confidence and develop social skills. The Foundation works in the present to have a lasting impact on our future.


Our founders, William and Mary Coker Joslin.

Our founders, William and Mary Coker Joslin.

About us

Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our years of advocacy.

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