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HOWLAND — The Trumbull County MetroParks Board has approved having Executive Director Zachary Svette seek Clean Ohio funds for the possible purchase of two properties in the county.
Svette said he will submit an application for available funds as the metroparks district is interested in acquiring properties in Lordstown and Kinsman to be used for walking trails and wildlife observation areas.
He said the property in Lordstown is less than 100 acres and the one in Kinsman is about 200 acres.
“Right now, we are seeking any available Clean Ohio funds we can receive,” he said.
Svette said the park district is interested in having more park land in different parts of the county.
In other business, Svette was selected to serve as one of two park directors across the state on a 20-member Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan board.
He said the plan serves as a guide for all public outdoor recreation in urban and rural neighborhoods, cities, and regions for a given state. Each state must prepare a SCORP every five years to be eligible for funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Svette said he is honored to have been selected to the board.
In other business, the board:
• Reported that with the cancellation of the September Spin event, many people who were going to participate have donated their registration fees to the metroparks and a sponsor, United Healthcare, donated its sponsorship. All donations totaled more than $225;
• Announced upcoming events: S’mores Under the Stars, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at the metroparks office property; a park summit, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Packard Music Hall with panel discussions and guest speakers from different agencies; and Pups and Pumpkins, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 at the metroparks office property.