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Saratoga Springs to share $65K cost of dog park fence to protect butterfly

Move needed to protect Karner blue butterfly

A new fence is being planned to protect the endangered Karner blue butterfly's natural habitat adjacent to the dog park at Saratoga Spa State Park.
A new fence is being planned to protect the endangered Karner blue butterfly's natural habitat adjacent to the dog park at Saratoga Spa State Park.
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Protecting the endangered Karner blue butterfly’s habitat while maintaining the traditional spot where pet owners have allowed their dogs to run unleashed will require construction of a $65,000 fenced-in area at Saratoga Spa State Park. On Tuesday, the city agreed to pay half the cost. Park Manager Michael Greenslade said the existing arrangement between the park and dog owners using the fields behind the Crescent Avenue parking area has affected the Karner habitat. Also, he ...


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