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Alamance Parks Awarded Recreational Trails Program Grant for First Phase Development of the Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2018

Contact: Anna Bowland, Grants & Communications Coordinator
Alamance Parks (Alamance County Recreation and Parks Department)
Phone: 336.229.2230
Email: anna.bowland@alamance-nc.com

Alamance Parks Awarded Recreational Trails Program Grant for First Phase Development of the
Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area

GRAHAM, N.C.– Alamance Parks has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Recreational Trails Program in order to begin the first phase of development of the Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area. Initial development will include the first trailhead and trails of the new nature park. The Cane Creek Mountains are located 8 miles south of the City of Graham and comprise the largest State Natural Heritage Area in Alamance County. The mountain range is also home to the highest peak in North Carolina east of Greensboro.

The Cane Creek Mountains are a unique and invaluable natural resource. Development of the park will protect the resources of this area while allowing for recreational and educational use of the property. Ultimately, Alamance Parks hopes to develop between 10-15 miles of trail network through the Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area properties. Upon completion, the Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area will be among the largest county parks in the state.

The Cane Creek Mountain Natural Area is a partnership between The Conservation Fund, Piedmont Land Conservancy, and Alamance Parks. Additional funding support has been received from Clean Water Management Trust Fund and private donors. If you are interested in providing support to help us complete this project, contact Alamance Parks at 336-229-2410.

Development of the park will begin in early 2019.