The DuBois Educational Foundation has purchased 10.4 acres of property for use by Penn State DuBois as a campus and community recreational area. The property, known as Monument Hill, is the burial site of lumberman John DuBois, who founded the city of DuBois.
The educational foundation, an advisory board to the campus, purchased the property for $225,000 from Developac Realty of DuBois. Eight acres of the property, which will be managed and maintained by the campus, will be developed as a recreational and picnic area for students and the community. Approximately two acres in the northwest corner of the tract will be developed as a parking area to meet campus needs at a later date. This is in addition to the campus's recent purchase of land at the base of Monument Hill, which is being developed as a student parking lot with 229 spaces.
Cleanup of the site will begin soon. Campus service clubs will be asked to volunteer some manpower and community groups may be asked to help with landscaping. Plans also call for the addition of several species of native shrubs and trees. Faculty in the campus Wildlife Technology Program will provide their expertise on which species to plant.
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