The Ohio Controlling Board has approved funds to expand the Grand River Wildlife Area in Trumbull County.
State Senator Sean O’Brien is excited about the project.
“I, along with my fellow members of the [Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus], very much look forward to continuing to work with [the Ohio Department of Natural Resources] on similar initiatives to improve and preserve natural areas throughout the Buckeye State so that Ohioans can continue to reap the many benefits provided by outdoor recreation,” he said.
ODNR received the Controlling Board approval to purchase 57.5 acres of land adjacent to the wildlife area.
The acreage will provide additional access for sportsmen and women to pursue hunting, trapping and other recreational activities.
Additionally, according to documentation about the purchase, the land is close to a heavily-used shooting range and will help reduce noise from the range.