Land conservancy acquires 214 acres

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 09:36 AM

The Tar River Land Conservancy and the Conservation Trust for N.C. recently joined forces to preserve 214 acres of undeveloped land in southern Granville County.

The purchase of the land was made possible through funding from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Granville County, the City of Raleigh and the City of Creedmoor.

The property was purchased from the estate of the late Ann Summers Jordan.

It lines more than a mile of Ledge Creek and half a mile of Holman Creek.

Water from the two creeks converges downstream to form Lake Rogers and eventually flows into Falls Lake, which provides drinking water to nearly half a million Wake County residents.

The conservancy plans to protect the water supply and preserve the tract’s forest, wildlife habitat and natural areas.

The Conservation Trust for N.C. holds a conservation easement on the land.

A management plan is in the works. Hiking trails are also planned.