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Albion Park's wetlands project awarded grant

The Albion Park Department has been granted $2,000 under the Noble REMC EnviroWatts program to be used in the first phase of a project to construct wetlands at Hidden Diamonds Park.

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Wetlands project will be constructed in this area on the east end of Hidden Diamonds Park. (Photo source: Scott Fetters, US Fish & Wildlife Service)

The project will help create a new habitat for wildlife and provide better drainage for the property. As the project unfolds, more walking trails and a boardwalk with observation deck are planned, allowing visitors to enjoy bird watching, walking, and nature.

"It's a neat program," stated Casey Myers, park superintendent. "We couldn't do most of these projects without community support."

Members of Albion Rotary Club broke ground on a new butterfly garden at Hidden Diamonds this spring.

The wetlands project is one of several collaborations that have or will enhance Albion's parks. Others include a new butterfly garden at Hidden Diamonds Park constructed by the Albion Rotary Club. The Albion Lions Club was responsible for bringing the Splash Pad to Hidden Diamonds. Yet another group is currently fundraising for a new skate park.

Noble REMC Enviro-Watts grants are made possible by members who pay an additional penny for their first 500 kilowatt-hours each month. Grants are awarded annually. Noble REMC members who wish to sign up for the program can call 800-933-7362 or visit to return a completed participation form.


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