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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Nation Ford Land Trust has had a major role in several substantial projects that are not widely known:

  • In December 1998, NFLT purchased the 296-acre Carroll Property in Rock Hill and sold it to the Catawba Indian Nation.
  • In 1998, NFLT purchased 300 acres and then donated it to the South Carolina Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department for Kings Mountain State Park.
  • In 1996, NFLT purchased 1283 acres and sold a portion to the county for Historic Brattonsville and the remainder to the state for the Draper Wildlife Management Area.
  • In 1998, NFLT, along with a few concerned citizens, helped create the York County Forever Commission. To date, the Forever Commission has conserved over 10,500 acres in York County.
  • In 2012, NFLT was awarded a USFWS grant to build a pollinator garden at Banks Trail Middle School in Fort Mill.
  • In 2014, Carolina Thread Trail awarded NFLT with a $150,000 grant to build a trail along the Catawba River, connecting from the north to the Riverwalk/Piedmont Medical Center Trail.
  • In 2015, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism granted NFLT $100,000 to build the same trail along the Catawba River.
  • Nation Ford Land Trust protects three federally endangered Schweinitz’s sunflower plots in York County.
  • In 2017, NFLT began an ongoing clean up of Sugar Creek in Fort Mill where the creek is riddled with trash and hundreds of tires.
  • In the spring of 2018, NFLT opened up the Founders Trail. This 4-year project is a 2.3-mile segment of the Carolina Thread Trail that connects from Masons Bend to the Piedmont Medical Center Trail in Riverwalk along the Catawba River.
  • In December 2018, NFLT obtained property and established The Murray White Preserve, a 154-acre site which borders Fishing Creek off of Vernsdale Rd. just south of Rock Hill.