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Board of Public Works Approves $450,000 for Fair Hill Rural Legacy Area
Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Board of Public Works approved $450,000 in Rural Legacy funds for the acquisition of a conservation easement on a 136.547-acre property in Cecil County that will conserve significant farmland and forest resources, improve water quality through riparian buffers and provide protection of bog turtle habitat, a federally designated threatened species.
November 3, 2005
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