Grants Awarded - Little Blackwater River Boardwalk and Observation Deck
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Little Blackwater River Boardwalk and Observation Deck

block Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

This grant will fund construction of a new, universally accessible, 50 foot by 6-1/2 foot boardwalk leading to a 30 foot by 13 foot observation deck extending into the marshes along the Marsh Edge Trail on the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The new boardwalk and observation deck will include interpretive signage describing the importance of the marshes, the loss of marshes at the refuge, and efforts underway to restore the Blackwater marshes. At the Boardwalk entrance an additional interpretive sign will describe access ot the refuge's paddling trails.

Amount Funded: $17,000.00

Start Date: 08/01/2008

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