• 68°

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.

Comments

News

Catawba College hosts three in-person commencement ceremonies

Local

With high case loads causing numerous staff departures, Child Protective Services seeks more positions

Education

Livingstone College graduates celebrate ‘crossing the finish line’ during commencement celebration

Coronavirus

Rowan sees 4 new COVID-19 deaths as mask mandate lifted, vaccines administered continue decline

Local

Spencer is latest town updating its development ordinance

Local

Salisbury native Kristy Woodson Harvey makes NY Times bestseller list

Local

Board of Commissioners will convene for third time in May

Business

Biz Roundup: Salisbury, Kannapolis among recipients of Region of Excellence Awards

Local

Cheerleading team competes at Disney

Education

Salisbury High to celebrate football, swimming champions with parade

High School

High school girls soccer: Isley, Webb lead all-county team

Local

Spencer awarded $10,000 to develop trails at Stanback Forest

Books

‘Tails and Tales’ coming to library this summer

Local

Public Records: March Deeds

Entertainment

Salisbury Symphony’s ‘Return to the Concert Hall’ available May 24-31

Coronavirus

Salisbury teen becomes one of first in age group to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Business

Local farm and creamery poised to add goat yoga, artisan goat cheese to offerings

Local

Pandemic’s impact, uncertainty of transit funding prompt request to eliminate Rowan Express service

Lifestyle

New Waterworks’ exhibit opens June 1

High School

High school football: Walsh accepts the South football challenge

Lifestyle

Price of Freedom Museum gets donated landscape project

Lifestyle

Rowan Museum will have Upscale Yard Sale Saturday

Business

Seventh dragon boat festival set for July 24; deadline for sponsorships is May 28

Nation/World

‘Shocking and horrifying’: Israel destroys AP office in Gaza