My ties to Orton Plantation go all the way back to 1968, when I was just 7 years old. I toured the grounds with my parents, all the while hearing my dad warn me that an alligator might eat me. That was a pretty scary thing for a 7 year old! Now, 50 years later, I spend a lot of my time at Orton, looking for those alligators that I was previously so afraid of. There is such peace and tranquility at Orton. Even though it’s off of a busy highway, it’s like you step into another world where you can hear the sounds of nature all around you. It will always be my favorite place in the world!
I founded Alligator Alliance in January of 2015, because of my love for alligators. Alligator Alliance focuses entirely on conserving NC’s alligator population, keeping their habitats clean and limiting human interaction so they can continue to exist as the wild animals they were intended to be. We continue to fight against a NC hunting season for alligators. We also continue to ask NCWRC to
ticket and prosecute the ones who illegally feed alligators, causing them to be food conditioned.
Alligator Alliance fully supports The Orton Foundation and The Moore Charitable Foundation.
Louis Bacon, a conservation philanthropist, realized his longtime dream in 2010 of acquiring and restoring his ancestral home, Orton Plantation. It is located on the banks of the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County, NC. Bacon’s goals are to preserve and protect natural resources.
He created The Moore Charitable Foundation in 1992 to do just that.
Both The Orton Foundation and The Moore Charitable Foundation work together
to protect rivers, wetlands, forests and wildlife habitats all along the NC coast.
It is our dream to one day work with both of these organizations to further our work.