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Kentucky adds its 1st new nature preserve in a decade.


January 3, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The state's newest nature preserve is a hilly 338-acre refuge a few miles from the Kentucky River, much of it wooded, with a beautiful creek running through it and the potential to restore endangered plants and rare mussels.

The Drennon Creek State Nature Preserve in Henry County is the first new preserve added to the state system in a decade.

The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves (OKNP) took title to the land in early 2020.

"It was just really an extraordinary property," said Zeb Weese, executive director of the agency.

Mary Margaret Lowe and Eugene Lacefield, bot...

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