The property came to the attention of the Campbell Conservancy when it was listed for sale in 2006. The Campbell County Conservation District received a grant through the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund to purchase 135 acres of land. The Campbell Conservancy, with assistance from the Campbell County Fiscal Court, acquired an additional five acres. In 2012, the Conservancy gave this section of land to the Conservation District. In 2014, Allen Weber of Newport, Kentucky, donated 11.5 acres of land adjoining the Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area to the Campbell County Conservation District. The Allen and Loureena Weber Conservation Area will be managed as a natural area in perpetuity, protecting the land, flora and fauna, that the Webers held dear.
Hawthorne Crossing Conservation Area will be open to the public in the future. Work is currently underway to assess resources for land and habitat restoration and to ensure visitor safety. Please contact the Campbell County Conservation District for more information.