Funding eliminated for Coldwater building removal?

Here’s a report just up on the Friends of Coldwater website:

Funds for Building Removal and Land Reclamation Eliminated

by Susu Jeffrey
Friends of Coldwater

June 23, 2009

Coldwater supporters are angry that funds to return the area to “open green space” were dropped from the federal stimulus package. The Twin Cities office of the National Park Service (NPS) budgeted $3.5-million to remove buildings and to prepare the 27-acre property for replanting as an oak savanna.

It would be at least five more years before a financial package could be processed through Congress according to Steven Johnson, Project Manager for the Coldwater restoration program initiated by former Congressman Martin Sabo in 2003. Without action now, the historic Coldwater Spring House and limestone reservoir, built in the 1880s, could decay beyond repair.

More on this can be found at the Friends of Coldwater website.

Further commentary to follow here when more is known.


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