On December 17th, the Eno River Association donated 14 acres of land to be included into Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area and a 1.86-acre trail easement, adjacent to the Eno River and Pleasant Green Road, to be included into Eno River State Park. The North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) is proposed to cross through both properties.
The Eno River Association, in partnership with Orange County’s Lands Legacy Program and the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, has also secured the purchase of a “working lands” conservation easement on a 38-acre property in Cedar Grove. The easement serves the dual purpose of protecting prime farmland and protecting the quality of water that flows downstream of the farm.
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