Sunday, February 21, 2010

City of Whitewater seeks grant for land acquisition

WHITEWATER, Wis. – The City of Whitewater has applied for a 50 percent matching grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship – Acquisition and Development of Local Parks program to assist with the purchase of .79 acres of land in the City of Whitewater in Walworth County. The city will provide a 50 percent match to the grant award.

The property is being acquired to expand the community’s Clay Street Nature Park and will provide additional nature based outdoor recreation activities, including non-motorized boat launching, fishing, cross country skiing, and nature study. The property includes approximately 100 feet of frontage along Trippe Lake.

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. Address public comments on the proposed acquisition to Vance Rayburn, Administrator, Customer and Employee Services Division, care of Dan Kaemmerer, Community Services Specialist, (414) 263-8704, Comments must be received by Monday, March 8, 2010.

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