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TRUMBULL COUNTY State funds will help buy land for waterfowl area



Published: Tue, November 20, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



By JEFF ORTEGA

VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

COLUMBUS -- Without comment, the State Controlling Board approved Monday the release of $445,584 to the State Department of Natural Resources to buy 496.25 acres from The Conservation Fund for the Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area in Trumbull County.

The land is in Bloomfield Township in Trumbull County, directly west of the wildlife area, and was appraised at $1.2 million. The landowner is donating $259,716 of the land's value, and the rest of the money -- $535,000 -- is to be paid out of the Ohio Division of Wildlife's operating funds, a memo to the controlling board said.

The details: The wildlife area is a 6,000-acre wooded waterfowl preservation area about 15 miles north of Warren.

The area's primary purpose is as a resting area for migratory waterfowl such as Canada geese. It's also a public hunting area and an area for bird-watchers.

The land being bought has some marshlike areas, and state wildlife officials say the land's acquisition will allow them to re-establish a natural wetlands area.

Wildlife officials say about 1,000 Canada geese use the preservation area each year. Small flocks of migrant blue geese and snow geese stop in the fall. Wood ducks, mallards and black ducks use the area during migration, wildlife officials say.




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