Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cottage Grove: Village seeking stewardship grant

COTTAGE GROVE - The Village of Cottage Grove has applied for a 50 percent matching grant from the Urban Green Space and Acquisition & Development of Local Parks components of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase of 59 acres of land in the Town of Cottage Grove. The village will provide match to the grant award.

The property is being acquired to: provide a green space buffer between surrounding developments; allow for the future improvement of outdoor recreational infrastructure such as trails; offer safe routes to schools; and linkage with the Glacial Drumlin Trail and Fireman’s Park.

Property uses will include trapping, hiking, cross-county skiing, picnic areas, nature study, wildlife observation, bicycle trails, dog exercise areas, disc golf, and educational opportunities.
The DNR has made a preliminary determination that the proposed acquisition will not involve significant adverse environmental impacts and neither an environmental assessment nor environmental impact statement will be required for this action.

Persons can address comments on the proposed acquisition to Vance Rayburn, Administrator, Customer and Employee Services Division, care of care of Renee Sanford, Customer and Employee Assistance 608 275-3213 Comments must be received by April 10, 2009.

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