The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy gets $43,000 in grants to help farmers In Sandy Mush, Fairview & Spring Creek. The Janirve Foundation awarded $18,000 for SAHC’s Farmland Preservation Initiative, which has already protected over 3,000 acres of working farms in Buncombe, Madison and Haywood Counties. The Janirve grant will enable SAHC to reach out to additional farmers in agricultural communities such as Sandy Mush, Fairview and Spring Creek, and complete conservation easements on farms in those communities.
The Pigeon River Fund has awarded SAHC a $25,000 grant to support the organization working with farmers in the Spring Creek community in Madison County. The objective of this focused effort is to secure conservation easements that protect and improve water quality in Spring Creek and its tributaries.Read the full article
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