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Lake County nearly doubles its parkland along Lake Erie
Metroparks plans use $4 million to buy land along the Lake Erie Bluffs
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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The Lake Metroparks are expanding access to Lake Erie thanks to a $1 million grant today. Along with $3 million in matching funds, the parks will acquire more than 200 acres at the Lake Erie Bluffs near Painesville.

Spokeswoman Brenda Culler says the land is home to rare plant and animal species, including the yellow-bellied sapsucker, spotted turtle and the endangered Indiana bat.

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“That additional acreage includes an upland forest wetland habitat as well as some beach access," says Culler. "This section of Lake County’s coast is one of the last remaining undeveloped stretches of coastline in Lake County.  So it’s important to protect that to preserve a habitat, as well as the recreational opportunities for Ohioans and visitors.”

The Lake Erie Bluffs had largely been orchards and farm fields.

The parks, along with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, have already acquired about 140 acres nearby.  That area opened as a park last summer.

The Plain Dealer reports that the newest parcel should be open to the public by July 4th.  

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