Saturday, January 15, 2011

City of Lake Geneva seeks grant for acquisition of land to protect White River Corridor

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. – The City of Lake Geneva has applied for a 50 percent matching grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for costs incurred in the purchase of 60.6 acres of land in the city of Lake Geneva, Walworth County. The city will provide match to the grant award.

Preservation of the property will help protect the White River Corridor and provide opportunities for trail development along the White River within the city. The property will be left in its natural state and will be open to the public for low impact recreational activities including trapping, hiking, cross-county skiing, fishing, non-motorized boating, biking, nature study and snowshoeing.

The Department of Natural Resources 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 Carrie Mickelson, Administrator, Customer and Employee Services Division, care of Dan Kaemmerer, Community Services Specialist, 2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53212, (414) 263-8704, In accordance with S. NR 52.04 (2)(b), Wis. Adm. Code, objections about the prohibited activities on this property must show proposed prohibitions to be inconsistent with S. 23.0916 (2)(b), Wis. Stats., and S. NR 52.05, Wis. Adm. Code. Comments must be received by February 7, 2011.

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