City of Delafield seeks grant for acquisition of land

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. By Central Office December 4, 2015

    Contact(s): Chrissy Kozik, community services specialist, 414-263-8676

    Grant requested for Stewardship project in City of Delafield

    DELAFIELD, Wis. - The City of Delafield has applied for a 50 percent matching grant from the Acquisition and Development of Local Parks of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase of 0.579 acres of land in the City of Delafield in Waukesha County. The City of Delafield will provide match to the grant award.

    The project will acquire approximately 0.579 acres to expand the community's St. John's Park. The property is located adjacent to the Bark River near the southwest end of Lake Nagawicka. Recreational activities include fishing, hiking, cross-county skiing, biking, picnicking, snowshoeing, nature appreciation, and non-motorized boat access.

    The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to make the determination that the prohibition of hunting and trapping is necessary to protect public safety because of the parcel's size and shape, and due to its close proximity to commercial and residential buildings, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, and to roads and public waterways.

    The department's initial assessment of the allowed Nature Based Outdoor Activities [PDF] is available by is available by searching the DNR website,, for Stewardship public notice or you may request a hard copy by contacting the project contact listed below. Public written comments on the proposed acquisition can be mailed to Chrissy Kozik, Community Services Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Southeast Region, 2300 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212 or sent by email to Chrissy Kozik at [email protected]

    If you have questions about this project, Chrissy Kozik can be reached by phone at 414-263-8676. Written comments will be accepted through December 28, 2015. In accordance with s. NR 52.04 (2) (b), Wis. Adm. Code, objections about the prohibited activities on this property must show the proposed prohibition to be inconsistent with s. 23.0916 (2) (b), Stats., and s. NR 52.05, Wis. Adm. Code.

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    Last Revised: Friday, December 04, 2015