- Associated Press - Saturday, August 4, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A group is seeking $50,000 to help preserve a parcel of land in Vermont’s largest city on what’s known as Rock Point, which juts into Lake Champlain near downtown Burlington.

The majority of the 163 acres is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Burlington.

WPTZ-TV reports the Rock Point and Arms Forest Coalition has secured more than $750,000 for the easements, but it needs to raise the additional money to complete the plan. They’re hoping to raise the money by the end of the month.

John Bossange of the Burlington Parks Foundation says it will be an area where people will be able to enjoy what he calls a “recreational paradise.”

It’s hoped the trails can be completed within two years.

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