Wake County funds preservation of family farm as open space
Posted August 19, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the use of $1.6 million to protect a 300-acre family farm from future development.
The funding will help the Triangle Land Conservancy purchase Walnut Hill Farm, which stretches from southern Wake County into Johnston County, in one of the largest open-space acquisitions in Wake County history.
"We are thrilled that our decade-long efforts to protect this important property have taken another important step forward today," said Chad Jemison, the conservancy's executive director, in a statement. "TLC applauds the efforts of the Wake County Commissioners and County Manager in securing the $1.6 million in funding. They were truly working on behalf of the people of the county today."
In the future, the land could be used for outdoor recreation and trails, agriculture and food production.