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Fri., April 13, 2012, 5:39 p.m.

County buys 269 acres for Glenrose conservation area

Map shows McCollum and Stone properties purchased in the Glenrose area by the Spokane Conservation Futures Program and the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association. (Molly Quinn)
Map shows McCollum and Stone properties purchased in the Glenrose area by the Spokane Conservation Futures Program and the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association. (Molly Quinn)

CONSERVATION -- The Dream Trail through the Dishman Hills of Spokane Valley has come 269 acres closer to reality this week with the purchase of two parcels in the Glenrose area.

Two adjoining parcels were purchased with $473,500 from the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program plus $257,500 donated by the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association, said John Bottelli, County Parks assistant director.

"DHNAA exceeded their original pledge by ultimately covering more than the county's share of the Stone Estate acreage by $35,000," Bottelli said. "Their $257,500 represents 54 percent of the purchase price and is an incredible accomplishment for any non-profit!"

The Dishman Hills group scraped up the money and secured the property before other interests could lock it up privately.

Click here for the details on this great acquisition for future generations and how it fits into the big picture for maintaining wildlife movements and public access to wildlands in our ever-more-populated region.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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