Blue Water River Walk
Work on the Blue Water River Walk is expected to start in September. The Community Foundation of St. Clair County awarded a $130,000 contract to Raymond Excavating of Marysville last week to start work on the first phase of the project, said Randy Maiers, president and chief executive officer of the foundation. According to Maiers, the project should take about 3 weeks. Three to four-hundred feet of shoreline will be cleared in front of the Blue Water YMCA. In addition, new plant life will be planted. Maiers said money for the work is coming from a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program — Great Lakes. The entire budget for the Blue Water River Walk is about $3 million, Maiers said. This will include a re-vamped ferry dock (a 2,500-square-foot viewing area with lighting and picnic tables) and 4,000 feet of River Walk on the shoreline from Vantage Point south to the Seaway Terminal on land donated to the foundation by Acheson Ventures. Work on the path and the ferry dock is expected to be done by the end of next summer.