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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Several Virginia towns awarded grants to improve boating access


January 07, 2013 |   News Article from WDBJ7 Web Staff

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) —  The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is giving grants to add 12 new boat access sites.   The grants total $440,900. They will help pay for constructing new access sites and improving existing sites.

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the funding from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries on Monday.

Localities receiving grants are: Franklin, Lee and Warren counties, the cities of Covington, Emporia and Poquoson, and the towns of Clifton Forge, Glasgow, Port Royal, Pearisburg and Urbanna.

Several localities received more than one grant.

Here is a list of the grants:


Small Hand-Launch Category

Name of Project:                    Clifton Forge Site
Name of Locality:                   Town of Clifton Forge
Name of Water Served:          Jackson River
Description of Project:            Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant award:                          $10,000

Name of Project:                   Covington Site
Name of Locality:                  City of Covington
Name of Water Served:          Jackson River
Description of Project:            Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant Award:                        $10,000

Name of Project:                  Farmers Market Site
Name of Locality:                 City of Emporia
Name of Water Served:         Meherrin River
Description of Project:           Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant Award:                       $10,000

Name of Project:                    Glasgow Site
Name of Locality:                   Town of Glasgow
Name of Water Served:          James River
Description of Project:            Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant Award:                         $10,000

Name of Project:                    Lynch Memorial Park Site
Name of Locality:                   Franklin County
Name of Water Served:           Pigg River
Description of Project:            Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant Award:                         $10,000

Name of Project:                    Port Royal Site
Name of Locality:                   Town of Port Royal
Name of Water Served:           Rappahannock River
Description of Project:             Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant Award:                          $10,000

Name of Project:                   Snodgrass Ford Site
Name of Locality:                  Lee County
Name of Water Served:          Powell River
Description of Project:            Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant Award:                         $10,000

Name of Project:                   Stoney Bottom Site
Name of Locality:                  Warren County
Name of Water Served:          Shenandoah River, South Fork
Description of Project:            Improvement of existing Non-Power Launch
Grant Award:                         $10,000

Name of Project:                    Swinging Bridge Site
Name of Locality:                   Lee County
Name of Water Served:          Powell River
Description of Project:            Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant Award:                         $10,000

Name of Project:                   Waid Recreation Area Site
Name of Locality:                  Franklin County
Name of Water Served:          Pigg River
Description of Project:           Non-Powered Canoe/Kayak Launch
Grant Award:                        $10,000



Medium Powerboat Category 

Name of Project:                    Farms Riverview Site
Name of Locality:                   Warren County
Name of Water Served:           Shenandoah River
Description of Project:            Development of Concrete Boat Ramp & Parking
Grant Award:                         $50,000

Name of Project:                    Rens Road Site
Name of Locality:                   City of Poquoson
Name of Water Served:           Chesapeake Bay
Description of Project:             Complete Renovation of Boat Ramp and Courtesy Pier
Grant Award:                         $50,000


Large Powerboat Category
Name of Project:                    Bluff City Site           
Name of Locality:                   Town of Pearisburg
Name of Water Served:           New River
Description of Project:             Development of Concrete Ramp & 30 space Parking
Grant Award:                         $78,750

Name of Project:                    Town Ramp Site
Name of Locality:                   Town of Urbanna
Name of Water Served:           Rappahannock River
Description of Project:             Complete Demolition & Rebuild - Concrete Boat Ramp
Grant Award:                          $78,750

Name of Project:                    Whitt River-bend Site
Name of Locality:                   Town of Pearisburg
Name of Water Served:           New River
Description of Project:             Development of Concrete Ramp & 30 space parking
Grant Award:                          $83,400

Repost of article by WDBJ News Channel 7 1/7/2013: Weblink:  http://articles.wdbj7.com/2013-01-07/kayak-launch_36199475/3

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