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April 17, 2013

‘Friends’ tout virtues of Lost Creek Forest

THOMASVILLE — Lost Creek Forest on public land at the Thomasville Regional Airport is a rare treasure for Thomasville and Thomas County. It is a climax forest, possibly old growth, meaning it exists today much as it has for thousands of years. It has remained largely undisturbed throughout history. We are extremely fortunate to still have this unique remnant of our natural heritage. It possesses exceptional value as an illustration of our region’s natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man’s environment. Several years ago it was saved from industrial development by the Save Our Forest movement with a unanimous vote of the county commission with 170 citizens in attendance.

A number of Save Our Forest participants have joined together to incorporate a new non-profit foundation called Friends of Lost Creek Forest. They have made an agreement with the city and the county to lead public tours and conduct educational and research programs.

See Thursday's edition for more details.

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