- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Burlington leaders are launching a campaign to raise money to invest in new projects at the city’s parks.

Mayor Miro Weinberger announced Thursday that the Parks Foundation of Burlington officially kicked off a $500,000 campaign to help pay for a major overhaul of the city’s 8-mile bike path.

The Parks Foundation of Burlington has raised $501,000 and is asking the public to contribute to their goal of $1 million. Weinberger says funding strategies on the remaining bike path work will be announced in the fall and is expected to cost $15 million.

Officials say the path will move closer to the water, the shoreline will be restored and native trees will be planted. Small parks and 14 stoppings points are planned for the path.

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