The LandTrust for Central North Carolina announces the recent donation of a 10-acre property in Montgomery County that buffers the Uwharrie River. The Blair Family donated this property to The LandTrust in order to see the site conserved for future generations.
The newly protected property adjoins the Badin Recreational Area in the Uwharrie National Forest. This area is home to a variety of recreational uses, including hiking and horse trails. There is potential to expand these trails onto the newly acquired property.
“The LandTrust is grateful to the Blair Family for making this important land donation,” states Executive Director Travis Morehead. “This site is significant for water quality protection as well as providing wildlife habitat for a variety of species. Bald eagles are frequently spotted on this stretch of river, as are river otter and ospreys.”
This is not the first time the Blair Family has donated a property to The LandTrust. Back in 2004, the Blair Family donated a 17-acre parcel near the Jumpin’ Off Rock to The LandTrust. That piece of property is slated to become part of the Uwharrie National Forest later this year.
The LandTrust for Central NC operates in a 10-county region in the central Piedmont of North Carolina. To learn more about how to conserve your own property, visit www.landtrustcnc.org.
To learn more about this project or howto support The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, contact Crystal Cockman at 704-647-0302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.