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Seven Parcels to Be Added to River Raisin Battlefield Park

River Raisin National Battlefield Foundation
Up to an additional seven parcels of land will be acquired and restored for the River Raisin

Up to an additional seven parcels of land will be acquired and restored for the River Raisin National Battlefield Park and are key to preserving the battlefield, organizers said.

A partnership with The Carls Foundation, National Park Trust, City of Monroe and Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been formed to acquire the parcels near the park. Together, the groups will contribute more than $700,000 to purchase and restore the lands, Scott J. Bentley, park superintendent, announced Friday night during the grand opening of Wildlife of Michigan Art Exhibition at the park education center off N. Dixie Hwy.

The parcels are located in the vicinity of the river and are part of the River Raisin Heritage Corridor East Master Plan that was developed by the city with the Monroe County Historical Society and the community in 2013.

Republished in part from the Bedford Now.