Lakeville Leverages Brownfield Assistance & Hosts Fall Festival
The Town of Lakeville hosted its first Fall Festival in some time in conjunction with the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Run. As the state’s bicentennial torch passed through town, the community held a Fall Festival on property acquired in conjunction with brownfield assessment efforts provided by the South Bend Brownfield Coalition. Lakeville was the first town in St. Joseph County to receive Bicentennial Nature Trust funding from the State of Indiana. These funds enabled the purchase of the land upon which Lakeville is planning a Wetland Park Facility and Trail Project. This was the site of Lakeville’s first Fall Festival in decades. Additional Phase I ESA and Phase II ESA grant awards will further assist Lakeville in additional property acquisition to support the Wetland Park Facility and Trail Project – this will include the barn seen in these photos!