Dykstra property

A view of land donated by the late Sara Dykstra to Three Rivers Land Trust

Three Rivers Land Trust (TRLT) is excited to announce the recent donation of a 30-acre property in Moore County to the Land Trust. The property, formerly owned by Sara Dykstra who passed away approximately two years ago, was left to TRLT in her will. This beautiful property is a combination of field and forest and provides important habitat for a variety of flora and fauna.

Dykstra grew up in Vass and was a direct descendant, on her mother’s side, of the Shaw family. Charles Shaw built his home in Southern Pines in 1821, and is now a historic landmark.

“Three Rivers Land Trust prides itself on managing the properties we own well to protect and enhance their conservation values both now and into the future,” states Executive Director Travis Morehead. “We encourage other conservation-minded individuals to consider a similar planned gift of property to Three Rivers Land Trust in your estate as a way of leaving a legacy for future generations.”

Dykstra property

The 30-acre property includes both field and forest areas.

Three Rivers Land Trust has staff that is experienced in land management including prescribed burning, invasive species removal, habitat enhancement, and more, and currently manages over 3,000 acres owned in fee. Leaving your property to the Land Trust is an excellent way to ensure that the conservation values of the property are protected in perpetuity.

As a result of the recent merger between Three Rivers Land Trust and the Sandhills Area Land Trust, TRLT now operates in five additional counties, including Cumberland, Moore, Hoke, Harnett and Scotland counties. If you own land in any of these counties and want to explore conservation options for your property, please contact Director of Conservation Crystal Cockman at the Land Trust at 704-647-0302 or by email at crystal@threeriverslandtrust.org.

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