Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Leovich Landing Sale Closes

The sale of the 4 acre parcel in Oxford to be known as Leovich Landing closed June 10, with the Dudley Conservation Land Trust now owning the property. Thanks to many generous contributions, over $5000 will be available for cleaning up the property and installing a parking lot and cartop paddling access point. There is still some administrative work to do to file the conservation restriction and get reimbursed by the state through the Conservation Partnership Grant.

Fundraising for purchase of the property was accomplished by a partnership consisting of the Dudley Conservation Land Trust, the French River Connection, and an Oxford Citizens' Committee. In addition to many individual, business, and organizational donations and the state grant, funds were received from the Fields Pond Foundation, the Bafflin Foundation, and the town of Oxford.

Purchase of this property completes a long-standing French River Connection goal.