155 Acres Purchased on Robertson Creek Near Creedmoor

June 27, 2016

Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) recently acquired 155 acres along Robertson Creek near Creedmoor in Granville County.  The site adjoins the north side of NC Highway 56 to the east of the Creedmoor Commons Shopping Center.  Over half of the newly purchased land is located in the floodplains of Robertson and Cedar Creeks, which converge on the property.

Out Parcels Tract

“This property is a wonderful mix of hardwood forest areas that buffer over 70 acres of wetlands and two miles of streams that form the core of the property,” said TRLC Executive Director Derek Halberg.  “Beavers have been active on this property for several decades.  As a result, the site has become a wildlife refuge for ducks, geese, and songbirds that frequent the wetlands.”

TRLC received generous funding from the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners, the Raleigh City Council, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and the NC Attorney General’s Environmental Enhancement Grant Program to complete the purchase.  Including this latest purchase, TRLC has acquired five tracts totaling 317 acres along Robertson Creek since May 2014.  Robertson Creek flows southward from Creedmoor before converging with the Falls Lake Reservoir, which supplies drinking water to Raleigh and other Wake County communities.

Out Parcels Tract

“Our long-term plan is to build walking trails and greenway paths on TRLC’s Robertson Creek properties,” Mr. Halberg noted.  “We want the residents of adjoining neighborhoods to have direct access to this open space for exercise and to enjoy nature.  We are eager to work with the City of Creedmoor and community leaders to achieve this vision.”

Tar River Land Conservancy plans to offer a guided hike on its newest Robertson Creek property this coming fall.  If you would like to receive the announcement about the hike, please send an email with your contact information to events@tarriver.org.

To view more photos of this property taken by photographer Sam Upchurch, please visit Tar River Land Conservancy’s photo album found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/tarriverlandconservancy/albums/72157670229149536.