Barr Hill Preserve Celebrates 40th Anniversary!

The Barr Hill Nature Preserve celebrated it’s 40th anniversary yesterday with tours, picnics, cake and lemonade.  The Preserve, which was given to The Nature Conservancy in 1972 by the Gray Family, has figured prominately in the Greensboro Area and in literary works, most notably “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner.   Descendents of the Grays as well as volunteers who maintain the trails were present for the ceremony where Phil Gray read from Stegners work and from some letters from his parents.  Marsha Gadoury spoke about the importance of Barr Hill to the area, and there were short speeches from representatives of the  Nature Conservancy as well.