Boating Commission OKs Grants for Launch Ramp Improvements

Byline: Log News Service

SANTA BARBARA (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The California Boating and Waterways Commission, during its meeting in Santa Barbara Jan. 18, approved $1.25 million in grants proposed by the Department of Boating and Waterways (Cal Boating) for improvements at boat launching facilities in Southern California.

The commission also approved a $620,000 grant proposal to the Riverside County Parks Department for improvements to the boat launching facility at Mayflower Park, on the Colorado River at Blythe. That project includes a 30-foot extension to the existing boat ramp, addition of a boarding float and an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant walkway and related concrete paths, pavement improvements to the existing parking area, renovation of night lighting within the project area and landscape improvements.

The commission also approved a $630,000 grant proposal to the city of Coronado for improvements at its launching facility in Glorietta Bay.

Funding for the projects proposed by Cal Boating is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of boat fuel and repayment of principal and interest on loans made by the department for recreational boating facility projects.

Loans and grants proposed by Cal Boating require the consent of the commission.

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