The N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation and the Three Rivers Land Trust dedicated the gift of the Deeck property to Morrow Mountain State Park on June 25 at the Picnic Shelter at the top of Morrow Mountain.
Superintendent Jeff Davidson, conservation partners, county commissioners and supporters of Morrow Mountain met for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new property.
Conserving this property in the state park will protect high quality natural communities and water quality. The 25-acre property is southwest of Morrow Mountain along Mountain Creek, a pristine stream bordering the park. It includes hardwood forest slopes and part of Stony Hill Church Hardwoods Natural Heritage Area.
The site is home to a variety of wildlife, including box turtles, timber rattlesnakes and the rare ravine sedge (Carex impressinervia).
The acquisition of the property was made possible with funding from the state’s Parks and Recreation and Clean Water Management trust funds and in partnership with Three Rivers Land Trust.