LORAIN, Ohio (AP) – A northern Ohio metro parks system has bought a former golf club to expand park acreage and preserve habitat.
Lorain County Metro Parks says the purchase of the former Royal Oaks Golf Club in Grafton will add 97 acres to the Indian Hollow Reservation.
Park officials tell the Morning Journal newspaper (http://bit.ly/1Hq1zMp) the project will preserve about 2,000 feet of the East Branch of the Black River and help protect the habitat of the Long Beech Fern.
The park system bought the land, bringing the size of Indian Hollow to about 720 acres, in partnership with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
Joe Leslie, the conservancy’s acquisitions director, says a fledgling great-horned owl, juvenile bald eagles and native and migratory birds are among species commonly seen on the property.
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