If it quacks like a Duck Pond, it’s open space

24th April, 2015 by

By Randy Wyrick

DOTSERO — Eagle County’s new Duck Pond open space has been a ranch, contractors’ storage yard and SWAT team training site.Now those 55 acres along the Eagle River are open space, and will stay that way.“We’re trying to provide as much access to river as we can. If we can save it now and create access, we can have it forever,” said Tom Edwards, chairman of the open space advisory committee.How they did itThe county’s open space committee, using voter-approved open space funds, bought the whole thing out of foreclosure for $725,000.“In the scheme of things it’s relatively inexpensive, although …

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