NRLT is requesting a grant from the Mountain Valley Pipeline Forest Mitigation Fund to purchase 330 acres on Brush Mountain in order to create a park.
Due to the property’s location near Heritage and Gateway Parks and Jefferson National Forest, the proposed park would expand an already popular active recreation area. Poverty Creek Trails Coalition, which is working with the Land Trust to obtain grant funding, would work with the county to help develop the park’s trail system.
If successful, the Land Trust plans to turn the property over to Montgomery County to create and manage the new park.The Land Trust helps conserve properties with high conservation values, including land for public recreation, but does not own and manage land long-term for public access.
Watch the news coverage from WSLS and read the article by the Roanoke Times in the links below.