Kinnickinnic River Land Trust Seeks Grant for Land Acquisition in River Falls

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  1. DNR West Central Region - Eau Claire, Wis. - The Kinnickinnic River Land Trust has applied for a 50% matching grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase 3.55 acres of land in the City of ...

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    EAU CLAIRE – The Kinnickinnic River Land Trust has applied for a 50% matching grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase 3.55 acres of land in the City of River Falls. Kinnickinnic River Land Trust will provide match to the grant award. In addition to the money it is contributing to the project, KRLT will donate a conservation easement on a property, located in the Town of Clifton, Pierce County, to the Stewardship program.

    The property being purchased includes approximately 530 feet of frontage along the Kinnickinnic River. The property will be left in its natural state and will be open to the public for low impact recreational activities including fishing, hiking, cross-county skiing, wildlife viewing, canoeing and kayaking. A local ordinance will prohibit the opportunity for hunting or trapping on this property.

    Public written comments on the proposed acquisition can be mailed to Carrie Mickelson, Director, Division of Customer and Employee Services, care of Karen Blodgett, PO Box 4001, Eau Claire, WI 54702 or sent by email to [email protected]. If you have questions about this project, Karen can be reached by phone at 715-836-6574. Written comments will be accepted through August 31, 2010. 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.

    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. Public comments on the proposed acquisition may also be sent to Karen Blodgett.

    To receive e-mail notices about the availability of future Stewardship Grant project news releases, go to http://www.govdelivery.com to sign up for electronic notices of proposed grant projects.