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Morrow Mountain State Park celebrates acquisition of 45 new acres

LandTrust for Central North Carolina

Morrow Mountain State Park added 45 acres south of Mountain Creek to its holdings earlier this summer.

The addition was made possible by a partnership among the landowners, Ron and Nancy Bryant; LandTrust for Central North Carolina; and North Carolina State Parks.

Morrow Mountain State Park will host a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the acquisition at 10 a.m. July 26 at the park lodge near the main office. Friends of Morrow Mountain State Park will provide refreshments.

The new property has more than 3,000 linear feet of frontage on Mountain Creek, a stream that is home to rare mussels and exceptional water quality. The site protects a hardwood forest ecosystem with several rare species, including the Carolina Creekshell and timber rattlesnake.

“The LandTrust is excited to be a part of this celebration,” said Executive Director Travis Morehead. “This beautiful creek is one of the treasures of Morrow Mountain State Park.”

Funding for thes acquisition came from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, Fred and Alice Stanback, and other private donors.

For more information about the project or to learn how to support LandTrust for Central North Carolina in its mission to conserve special lands in the central Piedmont, visit www.landtrustcnc.org or contact Crystal Cockman at crystal@landtrustcnc.org or by phone at 704-647-0302.

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