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Amenia, Dover Land Will Be Part Of Wildlife Refuge

Webutuck High School's campus in Amenia offers expansive views of the area's scenic landscape.
Webutuck High School's campus in Amenia offers expansive views of the area's scenic landscape. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The town of Dover offers recreation programs for people of all ages.
The town of Dover offers recreation programs for people of all ages. Photo Credit: Town of Dover Recreation

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- An acquisition of Amenia and Dover land from their owners will become part of a Dutchess County federal wildlife refuge, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The 1,500 acres of lands will be acquired voluntarily, government officials told the newspaper.

The plan responds to the lessening of shrublands that are now forests due to growth, said the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Locally, the refuge which comprises six states, will be called "the Northern Housatonic Focus Area," according to the report.

Part of it will be in Connecticut, in the northwest part, said the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Click here for the Poughkeepsie Journal article.

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