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April 28
​Wake Seeks Public Input on Nature Preserve Project

Public comment period for project begins May 1

Wake County is asking for feedback from residents about the development of the future Turnipseed Nature Preserve, as it seeks a $250,000 matching grant from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund for the project.

Turnipseed Nature Preserve is a 256-acre open space tract along Mark’s Creek, near the towns of Wendell and Knightdale. The county purchased the parcels that make up the property with open space bond funds over the course of eight years. The preserve is expected to open to the public this summer and will feature nature and hiking trails, a fishing pond, and picnic and play areas.

The LWCF was created in 1965 to safeguard natural areas, water resources and cultural heritage, and to provide recreational opportunities to all Americans. It has multiple components, including a state assistance program that provides matching grants to help states and local communities protect parks and recreation resources.

Public Comment

As part of the requirements for receiving the funds, Wake County will hold a public comment period on its Environmental Assessment for the project from May 1 through May 31.

The assessment can be viewed online. Hard copies are available for examination at the county’s East Regional, Zebulon Community and Wendell Community libraries during normal business hours.

Written comments may be directed to:


Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Turnipseed Phase II Environmental Assessment
PO Box 550, Suite 1000
Raleigh, NC 27602

Fax: 919-743-4853

Email: Parks@wakegov.com

For additional information, contact:

Chris Snow, director of Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space, at csnow@wakegov.com, or Eric Staehle, Wake County Facilities Design and Construction project manager, at Eric.Staehle@wakegov.com.





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