The City of Lewiston is continuing its efforts to establish a nature preserve on 61 acres of land near the city that formerly housed wastewater treatment center retention ponds.
In 1991 a sink hole took out the ponds and ten years later a new treatment plant was constructed.
Now the city wants to turn the 61 acres into a nature preserve for walking trails, bike trails, education, and a place to enjoy the prairie and the birds.
Brian Moenke, with the city's economic development authority, told the county board efforts to secure state Legacy Fund money for the project have been unsuccessful and now they want some input from the community on what to do.
Moenke said the city believes the project will draw more people to the city and improve the quality of life for its residents.