2017 Killbuck Wetlands Acquistion & Conservation- Holmes County Park District
The Holmes County Park District is requesting financial assistance to acquire 35 acres of wetlands and woodlands, along 1,600 feet of the Killbuck Creek in Killbuck Township. The property also includes a portion of the Holmes County Trail. The wetlands provide important water quality and wildlife habitat components, and its connection to the Holmes County Trail offers public access and an educational outreach component.
The property acquisition will ensure the perpetual protection and conservation of ecologically important wetlands. The property acquisition will maintain and improve water quality of the Killbuck Creek, preserve wildlife habitat, and provide opportunities for educational programming.
The applicant has received a $91,963 Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grant through the Ohio Public Works Commission as match for this grant request.
ELIGIBILITY – AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL PLAN AUTHORIZATION
Amendment to the Official Plan Categories: Watershed Management
Amendment to the Official Plan Sub-Categories: WM-6 Assist Local Property Owners with Best Management Practices
WQ-5 Environmental Education
Total Project Cost: $122,648
Requested Grant: $30,655
Recommended Grant: $25,000
The Board of Directors approved this Grant on February 17, 2017.