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Gov. Easley, NC-Sen Dalton Come Up Big on Chimney Rock!

Looks like Chimney Rock has been saved!

Via Environment North Carolina:
On January 29, Gov. Easley, Sen. Walter Dalton, and other state leaders announced an agreement to purchase and permanently protect Chimney Rock Park, the 1,000 acre centerpiece of Hickory Nut Gorge in Rutherford County.

Of course, there is still a great deal to be done for the protection of the state’s natural areas. In Hickory Nut Gorge alone, conservation groups have identified as much as 1,000 additional acres that need permanent protection. And across the state, hundreds of well-loved green spaces remain under intense development pressures.

Send Gov. Easley an e-mail thanking him for his efforts to protect Chimney Rock, and ask him to support measures to signficantly increase land conservation funding.”

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