Wayne County adds $1M to East Riverfront pot

Every dollar brings the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy closer to its target of $140 million in funding for the East Riverfront.

Its latest announcement is $1 million that Wayne County is donating to their efforts, bringing the total to $102 million.The money is intended to support public safety and wellness efforts at the Riverfront and comes from the county's departments of Homeland Security/Emergency Management and Health and Human Services.

No county general fund dollars were used; the money was raised through grant-writing efforts of county employees.Through the winter, construction will continue on the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority public dock and terminal and the expansion of Tricentennial State Park.

The Conservancy will take over operation and maintenance of the Dequindre Cut when its construction is complete, which is expected to occur this winter.

Source: Carly Strachan, Lovio George, for the DRFC


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