Buncombe County contributed $337,000 toward the project, which was matched by more than $1.2 million in donations by the landowners and a private philanthropist.
Fisher said the assessed value of the land, including more acreage also under conservation easements, is about $3 million.
“The MacKay Family gave by far the lion’s share of the value,” said Carl Silverstein, SAHC executive director. “They are to be commended. It really is a generous gift.Read the full article
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