Eno association protects four more acres

Jun. 27, 2013 @ 05:59 PM

Over four acres will be added to Eno River State Park later this year because of a recent land purchase by the Eno River Association.

The nonprofit land trust purchased the property in Durham County on Sterling Drive from local landowner Sylvia Freeman on June 3. The association hopes to transfer the land to the state for inclusion in Eno River State Park by December 2013. 

“Acquiring this property will greatly assist in our efforts to maintain water quality and protect and preserve public lands along the entirety of the Eno River,” said Keith Nealson, superintendent of the Eno River State Park. “It will allow local residents better access to the river and enable us to maintain a continuous area of wildlife habitat now and in the future.”

The land is surrounded by Eno River State Park and includes 500 feet of river frontage. Once added to the park, it will become part of an uninterrupted eight-mile stretch of protected land along the river.