|Potlatch signs over 937 acres of land. Seated: Mark Bice shakes on deal with Darrel Bowman while Ricky O'Neill|
|Mayor Bryan Martin makes brief comments|
concerning the benefits of preserving the prairie.
According to Scott Simon of the Nature Conservvancy, the land has been purchased over the years from some 20 plus property owners. Mr. Simon expressed his appreciation to the city of Warren, City of Monticello and Bradley and Drew Counties for their help and support.
Darrell Bowman, Deputy Director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission acted as emcee of the short program and ribbon cutting for the new trail. Warren Mayor Bryan Martin made brief comments about the benefits of preserving the property for use in the present and the future. He spoke of hunting on the site with his father as he grew up enjoying the outdoors.
More work is set to be done to take care of the prairie and to make it usable by the public.
|Cutting the ribbon on the new nature trail.|
|Scott Simon of the Nature Conservatory expresses his thanks.|