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The proposed Woodland Springs Wildlife Sanctuary in Dallas Borough took a step forward on Saturday, Oct. 20 when volunteer students from Misericordia University helped create treated walking paths through the property.

Kathryn Heffner, Jenna Strobhar, Joshwa Papp, Paul McClintock, Ryan Evans, Caithlin Day and Conor Brennan from the Misericordia Outreach Program tromped through the grounds of the almost 3-acre Pineview Road property, preparing the grounds for public visitors.

Landowner Andrew Duda hopes to run several fundraisers over the winter months to gain support of local businesses.

Duda is planning to install a five or six car parking area near the property entrance on Maplewood Avenue and is hoping to install a gazebo and benches along the paths for visitors. He is seeking volunteers to help with the long-term maintenance of the property.

Duda hopes to have the sanctuary open to the public in the early spring.

- Megan Schneider

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