214 Acres Preserved on Ledge & Holman Creeks

October 15, 2013

Blue Sky - Jordan TractThanks to very timely contributions from both the Granville County Commissioners and the Creedmoor City Commissioners, TRLC purchased 214 acres along Brogden Road in Granville County in September. Funding from these local partners helped TRLC and the Conservation Trust for North Carolina secure generous grants from Raleigh City Council and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities. The property was purchased from the estate of Ann Summers Jordan.

“The Jordan property is one of the most picturesque that we have preserved since Tar River Land Conservancy was founded,” remarked TRLC Executive Director Derek Halberg. “Oaks, poplars, and beech trees tower over the steep slopes that line more than a mile of frontage on Ledge Creek and half a mile on Holman Creek.” Ledge Creek and Holman Creek converge three miles downstream to form Lake Rogers before flowing into Falls Lake, the primary drinking water sources for Wake County residents.

Ledge Creek - Jordan TractTRLC plans to manage the forested property for wildlife habitat and water quality protection. Hiking trails are also planned to allow the public to explore the property. TRLC staff will develop a land management plan later this year to guide future projects.

“We hope to use volunteers to build trails and complete other projects on this beautiful property in 2014,” said Sheryl Munt, TRLC Development Assistant. “We will schedule several hikes on the property for TRLC members and the community before the property is ready to be opened to the public.”

To volunteer or receive emails about scheduled hikes, please contact Sheryl at 919-496-5902 or smunt@tarriver.org.