Archive for Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dedication ceremony planned for conservation easement

October 22, 2009


The Kansas Land Trust will host the dedication of a land conservation easement in Jefferson County at an event 1 p.m. Nov. 7.

Attorney Lance Burr has donated 314 acres of property along Buck Creek north of Lawrence. This combines with two other easements that were dedicated in 2004, and the cluster now protects 837 contiguous acres as riparian buffer, wildlife habitat, working agricultural land and open space.

A brief dedication that includes unveiling of a sign will be at 1 p.m. Steve Roels of the Jayhawk Audubon Society will then lead a fall bird walk.

Bring sturdy walking shoes and long pants. Binoculars are also recommended. Refreshments will be served around a campfire.

To get to the property, 2448 Buck Creek Road, from Lawrence, head north on U.S. Highway 24-59 from North Lawrence, and look for signs at Midland Junction. Turn right on East 1400 Road — which will eventually turn into Wellman Road — and travel north for 4.7 miles.

Then turn left at 27th Street and drive 1.8 miles to Buck Creek Road. A map is available at Kansas Land Trust.


quimby 8 years, 7 months ago

So glad to see land like this preserved in perpetuity! Thank you, Mr. Burr. Conservation easements are a really great way to protect environmentally sensitive areas, open space and agricultural land.

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