Morganton-based land trust hits 50,000 acre mark

Morganton’s Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina reached a milestone –50,000 acres of protected land – with the addition this week of 377 acres in the South Mountains.

The conservancy formed in 1995 to protect an 18,000-acre tract in the South Mountains.

“It is fitting that 20 years later we reached and surpassed 50,000 protected acres with a project in the South Mountains,” said executive director Susie Hamrick Jones.

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(Charlotte Observer, 7/28/2016)