Burlington coalition announces it can preserve state forest

July 31, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials have come together to ensure a forest within walking distance of downtown Burlington, Vermont, will be preserved for a lifetime.

City Mayor Miro Weinberger says a coalition working to preserve the 163-acre forest is less than $50,000 from hitting a campaign goal. Local 22 News reports the 150-year-old land has more than 24 state rare and endangered species that are among the 163 acres.

Authorities say they will restore and renew trails on the forest property.

Weinberger says the coalition to preserve the forest has secured commitments for $780,000 in funding for preservation efforts.

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