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County Executive Falk Announces Purchase of Land for Cam-Rock Park

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Sharyn Wisniewski, 267-8823
Ken LePine, Parks Director, 246-3895

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/19/2001

Issued By: County Executive
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Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk today announced that the County has negotiated the purchase of approximately 34 acres of land in the Town of Christiana which secures a key parcel to complete a trail linkage from Cambridge to Rockdale along Koshkonong Creek.

The purchase of the Roger and Sharon Jacobson property will acquire over 600 feet along the western shore of Koshkonong Creek as well as upland habitat in this picturesque eastern Dane County community. The property fills a gap adjacent to existing County-owned lands at Cam-Rock Park to the north, east, and south.

"I am delighted by this most recent acquisition which is the realization of many years of negotiation with the landowners," said County Executive Falk. "My special thanks to the Jacobsons and to the many other citizens for the groundswell of community support and involvement which brought so much positive energy in shaping the future of this beautiful area."

A resolution will be acted on at the April 19th Dane County Board meeting to approve the purchase price of approximately $202,300, based on a price of $5,950 per acre. The purchase agreement calls for a closing by October 21, 2001.

The County will seek matching funds from government funding programs to offset the purchase price.

Cam-Rock County Park is currently 422 acres in size and offers mountain biking, skiing and hiking trails, shore fishing and shelters for group activities. Local volunteers and County staff, with the assistance of State and Federal funds, have been involved in a variety of restoration activities at Cam Rock Park, including prairie seeding of the creek banks exposed after the breaching of the Rockdale Dam in the fall of 2000.
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