Conservation Success: Expanding Stillhouse Bottom Nature Preserve

Map showing the newly acquired property adjacent to Stillhouse Bottom Nature Preserve

Thanks to contributions from community members, conservation organizations, and a grant from the North Carolina Land and Water Fund, the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation will soon expand the scope of Stillhouse Bottom Nature Preserve in southern Chapel Hill by purchasing an adjoining 24.7-acre property. The Foundation hopes to add additional acreage through future land and conservation easement donations.

The expanded Stillhouse Bottom Nature Preserve will add important land to buffer and protect a registered natural heritage site, while providing public access for hiking trails, nature study, and the quiet enjoyment of nature.

Through gifts and pledges, we are able to purchase the land, but more funding is needed to manage the site. Please consider contributing to our signage project, trail construction efforts, forest restoration plans, and the development of a small parking lot to this recent acquisition.

How You Can Contribute

Make a gift online

Mail a check

  • Make a check out to the North Carolina Botanical Foundation, Inc.
  • Include “525271: Stillhouse Bottom Natural Area” in the memo line.
  • Mail your check to:

North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc.
Attn: Stephen Keith, Director of Development
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 3375; Allen Education Center
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375