2017 Killbuck Wetlands Acquistion & Conservation- Holmes County Park District
General

Problem Description

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.

Solution Description

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.

Grant Funding

ELIGIBILITY – AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL PLAN AUTHORIZATION

Amendment to the Official Plan Categories:                   Watershed Management

                                                                                 Water Quality

Amendment to the Official Plan Sub-Categories:            WM-6  Assist Local Property Owners with Best Management                                                                                            Practices

                                                                                 WQ-5   Environmental Education

 FUNDING SUMMARY

 Total Project Cost:       $122,648

Requested Grant:          $30,655

Recommended Grant:   $25,000

Location Information

Activity Log

The Board of Directors approved this Grant on February 17, 2017.

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