FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The City of Fort Wayne has been awarded funds to restore areas around the riverbank of the St. Mary's River.
A $32,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will be matched with $8,000 of Legacy funds to stabilize areas of erosion. Large rocks and trees will be added to help prevent erosion and restore habitat.
Fort Wayne’s grant is part of $1.3 million awarded through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.
The exact locations for the work will be selected as part of creating a Request for Proposals, which is expected to be open starting later this month. They think construction could begin in mid-October.
“We continue to make great progress in our riverfront development work,” said Mayor Tom Henry.