The Little Muskego Lake Association Tuesday night presented $5,000 to Muskego to help with the purchase and development of the 103-acre Borst property.
The donation was the first of 10 such gifts to the city over the next 10 years fulfilling the association's earlier pledge of $50,000 toward the project. The city bought the property for more than $1.2 million in early spring.
The Borst property, located north of Field Drive and a quarter mile west of Hillendale Drive, will be turned into a nature preserve where people will be able to hike on trails and possibly even use it for bow hunting and trapping.
Because the property is part of the Little Muskego Lake watershed, the Little Muskego Lake Association wants to help preserve it, said association president Ken Fries.
"When there's construction and development around a lake, it can impact water quality," he said.
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