12/9/14: 81 Acres of Parkland Added to Erie County Inventory

Modified: January 23, 2015 4:32pm

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Vacant Land in Town of Concord Acquired Through In Rem Process; Adjacent to Existing Forestry Lot

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry has announced the addition of 81.76 acres of land to Erie County Forestry Lot #13, located in the Town of Concord. The new parcel, which is adjacent to Lot #13, was obtained through the In Rem process in June 1997 and will be incorporated into the Lot, meaning it will now be treated as Erie County park land and will receive protections as such.

“This parcel of land was acquired by Erie County 17 years ago, but has been untended and unprotected since then,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “Given its location, adding this parcel to the adjoining forestry lot makes the most sense and will protect this property from unwanted encroachments. This will allow for better stewardship and supervision of the property.”

In November 2014 the Erie County legislature approved a resolution from the Parks department requesting the dedication of the 81-acre parcel as Erie County parkland. While the land currently has no caretaker, the Erie County Forester will be responsible for inspecting the land at various times throughout the year under the new provision.

Parks Commissioner Troy P. Schinzel added, “Our department always looks to be responsible stewards of the beautiful natural spaces entrusted to us here in Erie County, and this new parcel will receive the same attention. I would like to thank the County Executive and all other county departments involved for completing this addition to our parks.”

For more information:

On the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry, visit   http://www2.erie.gov/parks/