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Oak Hill Community Park & Forest

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Help Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina save a 660-acre tract of land from subdivision! Be a part of saving Morganton's backyard with this once in a lifetime opportunity. Your signature helps us get one step closer to making this project a reality!

Property Summary

  • 660 acres of undeveloped forest and open agricultural fields in Oak Hill
  • $3 million project cost ($585,575 already secured in pledges from private donors)
  • Currently under purchase option by Foothills Conservancy
  • Less than one mile from three public schools: Oak Hill Elementary, Table Rock Middle School, and Freedom High School
  • Less than 10 minutes from Western Piedmont Community College and the NC School for Science and Math
  • Less than 10 minutes from downtown Morganton

Potential Uses (see map)

  • A hub for education and outdoor classrooms
  • Public outdoor recreation
  • Connectivity to the Fonta Flora State Trail and the City of Morganton Greenway
  • Prime farmland soils for community supported agriculture (100 +/- acres)
  • Forest restoration activities and education
  • Archaeological exploration

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