John James Audubon State Park to gain Audubon Wetlands

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HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund has partnered with six local citizens and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to buy the 649-acre tract known as Audubon Wetlands for John James Audubon State Park.

The Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/1OenUxF ) reports Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker announced the purchase in Henderson on Monday.

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Gov. Matt Bevin, who was inaugurated on Tuesday, announced over the weekend that Donnie Holland of Cadiz will serve as the new parks commissioner for his administration.

Local officials were hoping that the deed transferring the land would be recorded before Monday’s event, but Sen. Dorsey Ridley, who is trying to help facilitate the transfer, says minor details still need to be clarified. He says he isn’t sure when the official land transfer might take place.

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Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

 

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