Sank Gap success!!
The fundraising effort to protect the Sank Gap tract was a success! Pending acceptance of one final grant application, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina will have the funding needed to purchase the 259-acre tract. Conservation of this land will protect nearly a mile of the ridge of Edmondson Mountain, including Sank Gap. It adjoins the conservancy's Catawba Headwaters Preserve on two sides and Creston Community conservation easement lands on another. Significant streams on the tract drain into Little Crooked Creek, a tributary that joins the Catawba River downstream of Old Fort. The purchase is expected to close by April, and the conservancy plans to add the tract to its 1,550-acre Catawba Headwaters Preserve. Thanks to so many of our neighbors for joining us in this worthwhile campaign. We look forward to accessing this wonderful land to enjoy nature with you.