Howland will use funds for preserve

HOWLAND -- Township trustees plan to expand a 200-acre wildlife preserve with $600,000 in funds awarded earlier this month.
Township administrator Darlene St. George said she expected to sign a purchase agreement for additional land later today.
A press conference was scheduled for this afternoon.
The 200 acres -- already part of the wildlife preserve -- is marshland adjacent to the township park, which was acquired in pieces over the last 20 years.
The area was selected by the Trumbull County Educational Service Center to be its new outdoor learning center, replacing TAMPEEL in Lordstown.
Township trustees previously discussed plans to build trails and observation decks on the property, which extends back to the township garage on North River Road.
Additional land would be purchased with some of the $600,000 awarded from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund, St. George said.
That township is to kick in $200,000.

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