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VIDEO: Restoring Forney Creek

Sally's YMCA and Catawba Springs Trail These were taken on the Sally's YMCA portion of the Trail

In a quickly developing area of eastern Lincoln County, the Conservancy and Thread Trail are working closely to protect land, improve water quality in a local impaired stream and expand trails. The Conservancy protects 380 acres along Forney Creek, and is about to embark on a multi-year stream restoration project, with the long-term goal of improving both the aquatic and forest habitat. As Lincoln County grows, conserving a large vegetative buffer and restoring Forney Creek will be important to water quality and mitigating increased storm water runoff.

In the fall of 2020, the Conservancy received two grants to begin pursuing the project: a $150,000 grant from the NC Land and Water Fund and a $50,000 grant from the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office Environmental Enhancement Grant Program.

Video by Kim Brattain Media

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