WakeNature recognizes Chris Snow and Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space

During the Open Lands Workshop WakeNature recognized Chris Snow and Wake County Parks, Recreation, & Open Space for their contributions to conservation.

Director Chris Snow and his staff worked tirelessly as WakeNature partners during
the early days of the Partnership’s existence. They helped create the processes for
identifying, inventorying, and designating WakeNature Preserves using Wake County’s
Turnipseed Road open space along Marks Creek. Using this process, Turnipseed was designated as the first WakeNature Preserve in May, 2011. Turnipseed contains portions of the MarksCreek Floodplain, which is a Significant Natural Heritage Area, numerous granitic flatrock outcrops, and priority wildlife habitat recognized by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Thanks again to Chris and his staff for their partnership and helping to protect one of
the finest natural areas in Wake County. For more information about Wake County Parks, please visit www.wakeogv.com/parks

Wake County Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Director Chris Snow holds the sign for the first WakeNature Preserve, Turnipseed Preserve near Wendell. Left to right are … Deborah Robertson (Park Manager at Blue Jay Point County Park and North Wake Landfill District Park); Matt Roylance (Deputy Director); Drew Cade (Park Manager at Lake Crabtree County Park); Chris Snow; Tim Lisk (Park Manager at Historic Yates Mill County Park and Crowder District Park); Emily Catherman (Park Manager at Historic Oak View County Park); Christina Hester (Park Manager at Harris Lake County Park and the American Tobacco Trail).
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