Donated by the Hewett Family
In June 2004, The Coastal Land Trust purchased a 143 acre riparian buffer conservation agreement along the Lockwood Folly River in Brunswick County from the Hewett family with funding from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund. The Hewett family also donated a farmland conservation agreement on the 116 acre upland portion of their property for a total of 259 acres of land under protection.
The donated portion of the agreement is in agricultural production with crops such as soybeans and hay. The Hewetts also graze cattle on their lands and enjoy the fact that they can manage a productive tract of land while protecting water quality and wildlife habitat.