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Ohio bird sanctuary created alongside Lake Erie

7:29 PM, May 16, 2009   |    comments
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The state of Ohio announced Friday that the 19.5-acre Lake Erie Coastal and Riparian Forest Preserve has been created in Bratenahl, a small community next to Cleveland.    

More than 40 species of birds have been spotted at the location, including eight rare, threatened or endangered species.    

The $2.7 million land acquisition resulted from work by the village of Bratenahl, the state of Ohio and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. A $1.2 million federal grant helped swing the deal.    

The preserve connects with a lakefront bicycle path.  

The Associated Press

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