State Nature Preserve dedicates 88 acres in Pulaski County

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission has dedicated 88 acres to an existing preserve in Pulaski County.

The new addition to the 150-acre Frances J. Palk State Nature Preserve was announced at the group’s March meeting.

The new preserve contains a series of acid seep communities that are very rare in Kentucky. These small wetlands with low pH are formed by seeps found at the heads of several small streams. More than 70 species of plants are found within these unusual seeps, and several are considered rare.

The addition was paid for with Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Funds, which uses proceeds from the sale of specialized “Nature’s Finest” license plates.