Stanback Forest Expansion Celebration

As part of its mission to expand public lands, Three Rivers Land Trust (TRLT) transferred nearly 38 acres to the Town of Spencer on March 13th, 2023 to expand the Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest and Nature Preserve. This new property already has hiking trails on it that connect to the existing trails at the original preserve. This new addition also has a beautiful hardwood forest, and is home to a rare species of plant known as fork-leaf toothwort (Cardamine dissecta).

TRLT and the Town of Spencer will be hosting a ribbon cutting event open to the public to celebrate this property transfer on March 24th at 10:00am at the Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest and Nature Preserve located at the end of 11th Street in Spencer. TRLT staff will lead a hike on the new addition following the ceremony. Find out more:


Mar 24 2023


10:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 24 2023
  • Time: 10:00 am




Stanback Educational Forest
11th St, Spencer, NC 28159

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