|Pictured is part of the privately held Native American cultural site near the intersection|
of Plyley's Lane and Belleview Avenue. Image courtesy of The Newark Advocate.
April 29, 2014.
Brenda Barrett, of the Living Landscape Observer, has written an interesting and informative article about the recent sale and preservation goals for the Junction Group Earthworks.
"In the meantime, the Junction Earthwork will be developed into a public park and nature preserve offering simple mowed trails through the ancient earthworks site and providing hiking trails. The plan is to have these trails open within two years. The former cornfields will be reseeded with a native prairie mix designed to sustain Ohio’s diminishing grassland birds. While work is underway with the National Park Service for long-term management of the site, for now the managers will be a coalition of partners. The Arc of Appalachia will be the owner of the three woodland tracts, and the Archaeological Conservancy will be the owner of the earthworks tract with the Arc of Appalachia holding a conservation easement."
To learn more about the Junction Group Earthworks and their recent sale, visit our past posts:
- Help Save the Junction Group Earthworks! (March 10, 2014)
- Junction Group Earthworks Acquires New Ownership and a Promising Future (March 27, 2014)