West Virginia Land Trust purchases more than 800 acres in Tucker County

DAVIS, W.Va. — More than 800 acres of land in Tucker County has been purchased by the West Virginia Land Trust.

The nonprofit organization announced on Friday that it purchased 860 acres through its “Buy the Moon” campaign that raised $800,000 in two years.

WV Land Trust

The campaign got its name because the property purchased include Moon Rocks, a rock formation that is a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers.

A release said the preserve purchased attracts people from all over the United States because of more than three miles of established trails.

“We see this as a legacy project,” said Brent Bailey, executive director for the land trust. “It’s an iconic property where we want to not only restore and preserve the unique natural features, but also ensure recreational opportunities, which are a major draw for people coming to the Davis, Thomas, and the Canaan Valley area.”

The property will be called Yellow Creek Preserve, named after a tributary of the Blackwater River that flows through the property, the organization said.

This preserve will be permanently protected by the Land Trust and open for public outdoor recreation use for future generations to enjoy.

More on the land and the purchase can be found at www.BuyTheMoonWV.org.

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