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Cate's Farm Farmland Conservation

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Unique Places to Save partnered with the City of Mebane to assist with their master planning process that garnered community input for this remarkable rural property as part of their park concept.

Unique Places to Save partnered with the City of Mebane to assist with their master planning process that garnered community input for this remarkable rural property as part of their park concept.

Arcadia Land & Water of Durham, NC sold a 54-acre property north of historic Cates Farm in Alamance County to the City of Mebane. The sale includes a $60,000 donation by Unique Places LLC to Unique Places to Save, to work with the city to develop a park or open space area that will benefit residents and visitors alike.

The property includes conservation easements held by the NC Department of Transportation and was historically part of the Swathmoor-Cates Family Farm, which was a substantial pickling operation in the early 20th century. Much of the remaining Cates Family farmland has been protected through farmland conservation easements in a partnership between the City of Mebane and Unique Places LLC.

With conservation easements in place to protect Mill Creek and other creeks that border the property, and the vision for conservation in place, this property is a natural, sustainable, open space area for the city and surrounding communities to enjoy for generations to come.

 

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