Monday, October 26, 2009

Leovich Landing Dedicated

On October 24, members of the Dudley Conservation Land Trust, the French River Connection, donors and friends met to dedicate Leovich Landing for public use. The event was attended by Senator Richard T Moore and three members of the Oxford Board of Selectmen. DCLT and FRC officers thanked donors who contributed to the purchase of the land, and the many people who have worked to clear it of junk and invasives.

Monday, October 19, 2009

French River Park Funding Received

The French River Connection has received $30,000 from the Webster Redevelopment Authority to begin work on French River Park. Added to a previous donation, we now have $39,000 for the project. Over the last year, we have pretty much killed off the invasive knotweed on the property, and have been fortunate to receive consulting services from Bacon Engineering and the Green Valley Institute to do some conceptual planning. And, of course, we are very grateful to the owner for agreeing to a 15 year lease on the property.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leovich Landing Dedication Scheduled

Leovich Landing will be dedicated at 3pm October 24 at the site, 52 Dudley Road in Oxford. This is an occasion to once again thank our many generous donors, bringing the acquisition phase of the project to a close. In addition, we will review work already completed on the site and plans for the future.

French River Park Lease Signed

On October 8, The French River Connection and the town of Webster signed an agreement to lease 1.66 acres of riverfront property in downtown Webster for at least 15 years from Holden Block LLC for $1.00. This will become French River Park, the anchor to the Webster Riverwalk which is an urban section of the French River Greenway. Execution of the lease opens the door to a grant from the Webster Redevelopment Authority to begin engineering, permitting, and construction.