September 12, 2008
North Albany Land Could Become Restoration Project
Albany city council agreed Monday to have city staff prepare an application to the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to help pay the purchase price of a tract of land along East Thornton Lake in North Albany, with the hope of restoring the natural area.
The State Historic Preservation Office says that the site could hold the remains of the area's prehistoric inhabitants. It is also home to native wildlife, including river otters and turtles. The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde said that it would help with the area's restoration as a publicly owned natural area.
An application with the watershed board will be filed by Oct. 20. The board could pay up to 75 percent of the land cost and the rest would come from other sources.
Originally published by DJC Staff Report.
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