The Mott conservation easement with granted to DLC in 2008. Former property owners Joe and Jan Mott permanently protected 8.67 acres along a 685’ stretch of the West Branch, comprised of approximately 40% woodland and 60% pasture. The property is now owned by Mike and Bonnie Newell.
The parcel extends from Davidson-Concord Road to the West Branch Rocky River and contains a residence, a horse barn, and several related structures. It is bordered by common open space owned by the River Run Property Owners Association and on the creek side by River Run Golf Course.
Most recently, a large grove of ash trees located on the conservation area was destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer.