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Corporate Sponsorship

Help us in our mission by becoming a corporate sponsor! 

More About our Work

About ASTA

ASTA is a non-profit and all-volunteer led organization that is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. We cannot accomplish our mission and goals without the support of the local community and business organizations.

Our Mission

ASTA works to provide pathways for outdoor recreation that promote healthy lifestyles, connect outdoor enthusiasts with nature and contribute to the economic vitality of our local community.

Our Goals

Our goals are to create, maintain and advocate for safe, accessible, and scenic trails that connect our community, protect nature, and inspire adventure. We believe that our trails are a vital resource for physical activity, social interaction, environmental education, and stewardship in addition to supporting our local economy and businesses.

Our Projects

ASTA helps to maintain the Mountains to Sea Trail (MST) and the Sparta Trail connector in the county and we conduct community hikes. We published an Alleghany County trail brochure and maintain a local trail inventory on our website. ASTA participated in a walk audit for the Town of Sparta and we plan to participate in further development of Sam Brown Park, the Sparta Greenway and other trail development for the county. ASTA also plans to help initiate a hiking club for the Alleghany County High School.


Choose Your Corporate Support Level 

Our membership levels are inspired by native tree species that faced near extinction due to environmental challenges in our region. When you join at any level, a part of your donation goes towards supporting forest conservation efforts.

Sponsor Benefits:​

  • All sponsors will be acknowledged on our website and in our marketing materials.

  • Our quarterly ASTA newsletter will highlight a rotating corporate sponsor.

  • Your donation will directly support the health and wellness of local residents.

  • Donations contribute to tool purchases and repairs for trail maintenance, as well as the expansion and enhancement of our local trail system.

  • Contributions also cover expenses such as insurance, website and Meetup hosting, trail association memberships, brochure printing, and local advertising.

  • Donations are tax deductible, and a portion goes towards forest restoration efforts.

  • Ash Level

    Every year
  • White Walnut Level

    Every year
  • American Elm Level

    Every year
  • Red Spruce Level

    Every year
  • Eastern Hemlock Level

    Every year
  • Frasier Fir Level

    Every year
  • American Chestnut Level

    Every year

To make an in-kind donation, please contact us via email at

To donate by check, please mail your check to:
ASTA, PO BOX 1172, Sparta, NC 28675.

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