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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Watershed news

Loyalhanna Watershed Association put a plan into action recently to improve and protect a 123-acre property formerly known as the McConnaughey Farm at the west end of Ligonier above the country market.
The association plans to convert an 1880s-era farmhouse and barn on the property. A portion of the property will be leased to local farmers while the remainder of the property will be returned to a natural wetland habitat.
The project will improve the health of the farm's waterways by creating a buffer to prevent the flow of pollutants into the Loyalhanna Creek. It will also create better pastures for tenant farmer Kim Miller to graze his Devon breed beef cattle on the property.

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