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Preserve Rural Orange is dedicated to protecting the environment and public health. Based in Orange County, North Carolina, PRO engages decision-makers, environmental leaders and thousands of citizens in grassroots campaigns and educational forums, We advocate for accountability, transparency, and sustainable, cost-effective alternatives to projects that would have devastating impacts on land, farms and rural communities. And we do our homework, with thorough research and a commitment to making public information available in time to make a difference.

Join PRO and support efforts to keep our beautiful communities green, clean and healthy for generations to come.

© Jesse Kalisher

© Jesse Kalisher


Proposed UNC Airport (yellow), runway (red line) & existing Animal Research Facility (red) in southwest Orange County, North Carolina.

Check out PRO’s EcoAdvocate expert speaker videos on building compelling media campaigns

UNC Journalism professor Ryan Thornburg on why journalists are like teenagers, and online media resources for sharing your story.
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Cartographer Tim Stallmann on cool maps, games, helium balloons for aerial photos, and GIS resources.
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UNC LAB ANIMAL WASTE 
IN THE WATERSHED


When 100 citizens show up on a weeknight for a public hearing, NC DWQ pays attention. The results? Better monitoring and oversight to protect water and public health.
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