Article Posted: April 08, 2003

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COLUMBUS, OH - Boating access will be improved along 20 Ohio
waterways thanks to more than $3.2 million in recently awarded grants,
according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The grant
awards range from a low of $3,700 for erosion control in Muskingum County to
a high of $600,500 for a new boat launch facility in Pickaway County.
Other funded projects include replacement and repair of existing
boating facilities and construction of new facilities. Project proposals
were competitively judged by the ODNR Division of Watercraft to determine
funding priority.
The grants are made available through the Ohio Waterways Safety
Fund, which is supported by boat registration fees, a portion of the state
motor fuel tax and funding from the U.S. Coast Guard.
These Cooperative Boating Facility Program grants are awarded and
administered by the Division of Watercraft to improve boating access for the
state's estimated 3 million recreational boaters.
Additional information on Cooperative Boating Facility grants and
other watercraft agency grants can be obtained on the ODNR Internet web page
at ohiodnr.com or by writing to ODNR Division of Watercraft, 4435 Fountain
Square Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43224.


2003 Ohio Boating Access Grants

Auglaize/Mercer Counties
Grand Lake St. Marys - Improve boater access at the West Bank marina and at
East Bank jetties. $48,200

Carroll County
Atwood Lake - Construction of a handicap accessible courtesy dock near the
public beach on Atwood Lake. $60,500

Clermont County
Ohio River - A new boat ramp in Moscow will replace the aged and
deteriorated existing ramp. $285,500

Darke County
Alice Bish Park - Installation of an access walkway and canoe launch
facility located between Alice Bish Park to Greenville Creek. $29,350

Erie County
Lake Erie - Construction of a 20-slip transient docking marina with water
and electrical service at McCarvey's Landing in Vermilion. $342,828

Fairfield County
Village of Millersport - Phase I construction of two boat docks on the Ohio
Canal. $77,500

Fulton County
Archbold Reservoirs - Construct new single lane boat ramp with courtesy dock
and parking lot improvements at Reservoir No.1 and No.2. $63,210

Hamilton County
Great Miami River - Proposed planning for boat ramp installation along the
Great Miami River at Wilhelm Park and Bravo Park in Colerain Township.

Ohio River - Replace a 40-year-old boat ramp on the Ohio River and improve
parking and restroom facilities. $266,700

Jefferson County
Village of Mingo Junction - Expanding an existing boat dock site to
accommodate larger watercraft for access to the Ohio River and other
facility improvements. $115,500

Muskingum County
Dillon State Park - Dillon Lake shoreline stabilization and erosion control
at Big Run boat ramp. $3,700

Village of Dresden - Construction of a new boating access facility to be
located near the Erie Canal Locks. $205,700

City of Zanesville - Boating access facility improvements. $245,760

Pickaway County
Deer Creek State Park - Replacing existing boating access facility at the
Harding Cabin ramp. $600,500

Shelby County
Lake Loramie State Park - Construction of a new parking lot facility at the
West Bank boat ramp. $145,820

Stark County
Deer Creek Reservoir - Construction of a new two-lane boat launch, four
courtesy docks, a pier extension and other improvements. $26,000

Tuscarawas County
Village of Gnadenhutten - Boat ramp facility improvement. $78,000

Union County
Mill Creek - Construction of two handicap accessible canoe launch ramps
along Mill Creek. $119,610

Wood County
City of Rossford - Improvements to marina facility at Rossford Veterans
Memorial Park and Marina. $346,494

Wyandot County
Upper Sandusky Reservoir - Construction of new public boating facility.

Total Projects Funded: 20
Total Grant Awards: $3,225,083

Source: ODNR

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