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Spencer Woods Expansion

  • 100000

This would be a 50-acre addition to an already 53-acre passive park that possesses 2 miles of hiking trails, an observation platform over a pond, and picnic areas. The expansion area will add new trails, as well as connect the park to Grants Creek, which gives the possibility of developing a kayak/canoe access point on the creek, and there is already a take-out location south of there. The expansion would protect Piedmont Alluvial Forest, a rare natural community, as well as a rare plant, Cardamine dissecta (fork-leaved toothwort), which was discovered there by a natural heritage biologist and a land trust staff member this spring. This is the only occurrence of this rare plant in Rowan County. This is a partnership with a local realty company that owns the tract. They have agreed to a bargain sale of 38 acres for $100,000 (the land is worth $200,000 as justified by an appraisal). The Land Trust will also be donating 12 acres we own that connects this new land to Grants Creek.

Benefactors:

Wallace Family – $10,000

50 Acres

Would expand an exisiting 53 acre passive park.

Connecting Cooridor

Would connect to Grants Creek and offer new hiking trails and kayak launch

Contact

Phone

(704) 647-0302

Address

204 East Innes Street, Suite 280
Salisbury, NC 28144

Email

threerivers@threeriverslandtrust.org