Chuck Martin/News  From left, Tim Mason, adjunct professor at Zane State College, Jennifer Finfera of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chris Bowman of the Ramser Arboretum, and Lori Totman, district director, prepare to cut the ribbon dedicating Bat Nest Park and the new bat house in a short ceremony Monday.

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From left, Tim Mason, adjunct professor at Zane State College, Jennifer Finfera of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chris Bowman of the Ramser Arboretum, and Lori Totman, district director, prepare to cut the ribbon dedicating Bat Nest Park and the new bat house in a short ceremony Monday. Request this photo

 

UNION TOWNSHIP — Two new sections of the Knox County Park District were dedicated Monday and both were marked with a flyover by a bald eagle shortly before the ceremonies.

The recently acquired Zook Riparian Preserve along the Kokosing River on Zook Road covers 14.5 acres and includes 1,500 feet of river frontage, plus the high ridge line across the river.

Chuck Martin/News Lisa Behr, left, of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County; Pam Rose, center, who with her husband, Kim, sold the property to the Knox County Park District; and Marc Odenweller, right, also from the Community Foundation, prepare to cut the ribbon dedicating the Zook Riparian Preserve in a brief ceremony Monday.

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Lisa Behr, left, of the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County; Pam Rose, center, who with her husband, Kim, sold the property to the Knox County Park District; and Marc Odenweller, right, also from the Community Foundation, prepare to cut the ribbon dedicating the Zook Riparian Preserve in a brief ceremony Monday. Request this photo

 

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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