Appalachian Spearheads Successful Effort to Conserve a Mile of Pristine Stream
November 2, 2011
Working with clients Mike and Annette Blum, owners of the iconic 1,200-acre Flemish Down farming estate in Clark's Valley, Dauphin County, Appalachian Land & Conservation Services led a successful effort to permanently protect a mile of Clark's Creek.
Clark's Creek is a high quality trout stream and a major central Pennsylvania fishing destination.
Appalachian arranged the generous bargain sale of the property to the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy, which used a grant from the PA Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources to acquire it and then convey it to the PA Fish and Boat Commission. The property will be forever known as "Bailey's Grove," in honor of Flemish Downs' founder, Admiral Bailey.
The property lies about 600 feet east of the Dauphin Anglers children's fishing area, and will be open to the public for fishing and recreation.
"This project is a perfect example of using the market to protect the environment," said Appalachian's Josh First.