SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - The Salisbury-based Three Rivers Land Trust, formerly The LandTrust for Central North Carolina, has announced the recent acquisition of a 9.4-acre property located on the Uwharrie River in Randolph County. This property adjoins an 18-acre tract that the Land Trust acquired last year also on the Uwharrie River on Highway 49 near Asheboro.
This new acquisition boasts mature hardwood forest and over 500 feet of frontage on the Uwharrie River, which is designated as Nationally Significant Aquatic Habitat. There are various species of rare mussel found in the Uwharrie River, also signifying the high water quality found in the river, according to a press release about the acquisition.
“The Uwharrie River has always been a focal area for the Land Trust,” states Executive Director, Travis Morehead. “We have protected many miles of frontage on this important waterway, as well as partnering with state agencies to open up three canoe and kayak access points in locations south of this property.”
The acquisition of the adjoining tract last year was made possible through funding from the Environmental Enhancement Grant program administered by the Attorney General’s Office, and the Alice Zawadzki Land Conservation Fund administered by the North Carolina Native Plant Society. Funding for this new 9.4-acre acquisition was provided through a private donor.
If you would like more information on how you can assist Three Rivers Land Trust in our mission to conserve special natural areas, family farms, rural landscapes and historic places in our ten-county region, please contact Crystal Cockman at email@example.com or 704-647-0302, or visit our website www.threeriverslandtrust.org today.