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Area Conservancy Organizations To Protect More Than 1,000 Acres Of Property
On April 27, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina and Blue Ridge Conservancy completed the permanent protection of a 1,125-acre property that spans Alexander, Wilkes, and Iredell Counties.
This property is located in the eastern Brushy Mountains and was purchased jointly by Foothills Conservancy and Blue Ridge Conservancy from private conservationist Tim Sweeney. He donated a significant portion of the land value after holding it for several years with permanent conservation in mind as the ultimate goal.
Foothills Conservancy and Blue Ridge Conservancy are both 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trusts that protect western North Carolina’s land and water resources and are nationally accredited through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Moving forward, the organizations will work together to steward the property for environmental protection.
Blue Ridge Conservancy is a private, nonprofit organization incorporated in North Carolina. Since its founding, they have protected over 22,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties. Information about Blue Ridge Conservancy, including ways to support its work, can be found online at blueridgeconservancy.org or by calling 828-264-2511.
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina has conserved more than 68,000 acres in its eight county service area: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell and Rutherford, in three major river basins: the Broad, Catawba and Yadkin. Information about Foothills Conservancy, including ways to support its work, can be found online at www.foothillsconservancy.org or by calling 828-437-9930.