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Fort Wayne Awarded Grant To Restore Riverbank

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.

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