CREEDMOOR — Nonprofits and local governments have teamed up to preserve 214 undeveloped acres in southern Granville County that drain into Falls Lake, Wake Countys largest source of drinking water.
Tar River Land Conservancy will keep the land largely as is, with plans for hiking and biking trails. The land, once part of the estate of the late Ann Summers Jordan, will be managed to safeguard drinking water for the half million people in Wake County who get their water from Falls Lake, according to the group.
Tar River Land Conservancy made the purchase in September with funding from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, the cities of Raleigh and Creedmoor and Granville County. The Conservation Trust for North Carolina will hold a conservation easement preventing development of the land.
The wooded, steeply sloped land runs for a mile along Ledge Creek and a half-mile along Holman Creek, roughly 30 miles north of Raleigh.