FINCHFORD — Some Black Hawk County residents are urging officials to lift a swimming ban at a quarry.

The Black Hawk County Conservation Board heard from residents during a Thursday night meeting about lifting the ban at the Turkey Ridge Wildlife Area quarry.

The quarry was closed to swimming in 2010 after neighbors complained of parties, drinking and trash in the area. People are still allowed to hunt, fish and hike in the wildlife area.

One resident who submitted a petition in favor of swimming said residents should not be denied the right to swim. Others voiced concerns about a return of partying.

The board, which did not vote on the matter, said it wants to hear from more residents before ruling.

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