North Carolina Coastal Land Trust has expanded Springer’s Point Preserve to 132 acres with the recent purchase of almost 9 acres near the entrance.
The Coastal Land Trust purchased 1,048 acres along 3.5 miles of the Cape Fear River and 1.5 miles of Indian Creek north of Navassa that will be protected.
A burn ban went into effect at noon Monday and all burning permits have been canceled for 26 counties, including several on the coast.
Former Gov. James Hunt’s 20-year-old goal of protecting from development 1 million acres in North Carolina by 2010 was finally achieved late last year.