- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - The Denham Springs City Council has voted to seek $100,000 in federal grant money to help pay for a long-desired nature park on the Amite River.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1RxQMby) the grant request has been sent to the Federal Highway Administration’s Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana and would be used to build walking paths at the park site south of the city.

Engineer Eddie Aydell said he would see if some funding could pay for a road to the river where the city hopes to build a boat launch.

Should the city receive the full grant amount, the council would have to kick in $25,000 of city money in matching funds.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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