The Allegheny Land Trust recently announced receipt from RT Partners LP of an 88-acre gift of beautiful wooded land in Marshall Township adjacent to the Venango Trails residential development currently under construction.
The property, at the headwaters of the Brush Creek watershed, has many springs and spring seeps and mature hardwoods.
“One of the oak trees is so large that it would take three adults to wrap their arms completely around its four foot diameter trunk”, said Roy Kraynyk, the land trust’s Land Protection Director.
The land will be available to the public for non-motorized passive recreation such as hiking.
This is especially interesting in this case because a section of the historic Venango Trail exists on the property that once connected the “Forks of the Ohio” with Presque Isle, the Land Trust said in a statement.
The Allegheny Land Trust also is in the process of purchasing the former Pittsburgh Cut Flower property in Richland Township.
It plans to turn the 180-acre property on Bakerstown Road into a solar farm and green space.
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