County Parks Commission votes to accept grant despite protesters

Despite a large turnout of trapping protesters, the Dane County Parks Commission voted Wednesday night to accept $162,500 from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund to help pay for a 25-acre addition to the McCarthy County Park near Sun Prairie.

The commission’s 5-2 vote was significant because of the Stewardship’s requirement that any land purchased with the help of grant money be open for trapping, among other activities. If the Dane County Board approves the grant contract, it will mark the first time that trapping will be allowed at a recreational county park.

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County Parks Commission votes to accept grant despite protesters.

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