From Arc Newsletter 2021.The 33-acre Boone Property is a separate but essential unit of the larger 300-acre Ohio River Bluffs Preserve. It was donated to the Arc of Appalachia back in 2005 by the three Boone sisters: Josie, Patsy and Naomi. The three siblings shared many fond memories of their family holding, and their spirits of generosity prompted them to donate the land to the Arc of Appalachia for permanent protection. Read More.
From Arc Newsletter 2016. Back in 2005 the Arc acquired two properties on the steep bluffs facing Kentucky on the Ohio River just west of Manchester. A 62-acre tract was purchased outright, and a 34 acre tract was donated to the Arc of Appalachia by three sisters from the Boone Family. The Bluffs is one of the most striking of all Ohio’s natural features. Over many years the Ohio River has eroded through the heavily dissected limestone hill country of the Ripley-Manchester region, leaving behind steep limestone cliffs bordering the river. Wildflowers especially proliferate in alkaline soils, and on these bluffs once grew some of the most spectacular wildflower displays in the entire state. Read More.