December 30, 2014, The Triangle Land Conservancy announced that they have an additional 345 acres of working farmland permanently protected in Chatham County.
The conservation easements protect land along Tick Creek. Tick Creek feeds the Rocky River, an impaired waterway. This also protects several types of mussels, which are state and federal species of concern.
The Triangle Land Conservancy protects waterways like this with safeguards such as restrictions on timber harvesting, agricultural activities, and stream buffers.
TLC has conservation initiatives in 5 areas around the Triangle in Wake and Chatham and other surrounding counties. You can read more about TLC’s conservation initiatives here.