Black River Memorial Hospital has received approval from local and state agencies to begin some environmental maintenance on a 17.31-acre parcel of land purchased in 2018. The land, located on County Highway A, is part of the hospital’s long-range facility plan.
The property currently is being used for agricultural purposes. To access the fields, farm-road crossings with culverts will be installed to protect the wetlands adjacent to Red Creek. Due to the settling of the land and sediment build-up, ditches will be brought back to their original performance capacity. A local excavating company will perform the upgrades which will take a couple of weeks, weather permitting, and will begin after road bans are lifted in mid-April.
BRMH CEO Mary Beth White Jacobs stated, “When this adjacent property became available in 2018, the board recognized the potential for future growth. Even though it has not been designated for a building project at this time, we want to make sure we care for the land for future use.”
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