The land trust ended 2018 protecting four small but strategically important pieces of property in Lancaster. Three of the parcels were donated to KVLT by Lancaster County, and they are on Pardue Street and straddle Hannah’s Creek which is a tributary to Gills Creek. The property includes wetlands and bottomland pines and hardwoods, which will help to protect water quality in the Catawba River basin and will provide wildlife habitat for a number of common species. The property may also eventually tie into the Lindsay Pettus Greenway.
The fourth parcel was donated by Beverly Barbee, a former resident of Lancaster, and this property will provide a public access to Phase II of the Lindsay Pettus Greenway on Meadow Drive.