Grant pays for Kenai River project

Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2000

SOLDOTNA (AP) -- Anglers soon will have more trails and environmentally friendly access to fishing sites on the Kenai River in Soldotna thanks to a $1 million grant arranged by Republican Sen. Ted Stevens.

The money from the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service will build a gravel trail from the Centennial Park boat ramp parking area to the downstream boundary of the park, an increasingly popular fishing area.

The project also will pay for elevated walkways from the trail to the river, up to seven elevated fishing platforms, and stairways where anglers in hip boots can enter the water. The city of Soldotna will be in charge of the project.

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