Catawba Island Township gets $562,500 to improve public boat ramp

Aug 4, 2021 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

The Catawba Island Township’s West Harbor Public Boat Launch Ramp will receive $562,500 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for a new project that will help to provide free public access to a wide variety of amenities.

The project will replace the existing restroom, docks and improve the parking lot at the popular boat launch facility on West Harbor.

“Creating better access to Ohio waterways opens the door to memories that can last a lifetime,” said Gov. Mike DeWine. “This Cooperative Boating Facility Grant will help more people get on the water to teach their children to fish, bond with friends, and enjoy the world-class outdoor recreation that our great state has to offer.”

“Ohio has seen a huge spike in boating and interest in other water recreation over the last year and a half,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “We’re excited to support these community partners in their efforts to improve their boat docks to make sure more people have the chance to go out and enjoy.”

To be considered for funding, eligible political subdivisions (municipalities, townships, counties, joint recreational districts, park districts, conservancy districts, state and federal agencies), must demonstrate the need for their proposed improvements. The facility for which funding is requested must be open to the public.

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