CORE (Conserving Oak Ridge through Easements) Initiative

Oak Ridge continues to be a leader in developing strategies to preserve its small-town character, natural beauty, and historic resources. Its CORE (Conserving Oak Ridge through Easements) Initiative is an innovative program with two goals: to educate property owners about how easements can preserve open space and historic structures, and to offer grant funds to offset the cost of putting such easements in place.

A press release announcing the CORE Initiative is available HERE. An information sheet describing the CORE Grants is available HERE.

Oak Ridge residents interested in pursuing an easement for open space or historic properties are encouraged to call Town Hall at 336.644.7009.