Yadkin River Conservation Corridor

Three Rivers Land Trust

The Save the Yadkin Campaign will acquire 2,310 acres of land on the Yadkin River in Rowan, Davie and Davidson counties - land that is important for water quality, recreation, public access, and wildlife habitat.

Counties Impacted:

  • Davie
  • Davidson
  • Rowan


More than 1.7 million people use the waters of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin every day, for drinking water, for industry, for growing crops, for generating power and for recreation. Twenty-five public utilities draw water from the river. Approximately 8 million people live within 100 miles of the center of the proposed 2310-acre Save the Yadkin acquisition including the metro areas of Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Maintaining conserved public access to these lands is crucial to outdoor recreation in the state.”​

--Crystal Cockman, Land  Protection Director, Three Rivers Land Trust



The Water Resource Fund from Duke Energy is a multiyear, $10 million commitment to protect and restore waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states. Learn more about the projects we’ve supported, and how you can get involved.