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Another conservation success!
On May 24, 2012 Sycamore Land Trust acquired 1,043 acres of property adjacent to Snakey Point Marsh, protecting this large parcel from further development!
For those unfamiliar with the saga, US Fish & Wildlife Service has been trying for years to acquire this important property, known as the Columbia Mine parcel near Oakland City, IN. Finally, after herculean efforts by many, the land has been secured. Soon, the US Fish and Wildlife Service will place a conservation easement on the property and begin managing the property for improved wildlife habitat.
The Friends of the Patoka are truly grateful to our friends at Sycamore Land Trust for all of their efforts to make this acquisition a reality! Refuge Manager Bill McCoy said it well: "...growing the Patoka River NWR takes a continued, special, dedicated effort by a diverse group of individuals that are undaunted in their belief that this area is special for us and future generations...thanks to all".
Look for more news about this new acquisition in the coming weeks!
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