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Protecting the Nature of the Piedmont

IT TAKES ALL OF US

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Come Explore
Knight Brown Nature Preserve

3 miles of trail near Belews Lake

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Public Access | Clean Water | Family Farms | Natural Heritage
28,000 Acres Protected in 30 Years
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Knight Brown Nature Preserve

Right next to Belews Lake there is a piece of quiet, undisturbed land that not many people know about. We’d like to invite you to stop by for a walk.

Connecting you to Trails in the Piedmont Triad

We know how important public access is for our community so together with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council we created Piedmont Legacy Trails, the trails collective in the Piedmont Triad whose primary goal is to highlight our natural places, connect trail efforts, and give voice to regional trail interests for the the benefit of our communities. 

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Piedmont Land Conservancy

Piedmont Land Conservancy is a non-profit (501 [c][3]) membership organization which relies on individuals to support our day-to-day operations. Funding to acquire conservation properties comes from individuals, foundations, as well as government agencies.