Stockholm receives grant from Maine Boating Facilities Program
A grant from the Maine Boating Facilities Program has Stockholm residents excited about community improvements it will fund.
The goal is to execute a number of projects as part of the town's development plan, says David Strainge, a member of Stockholm's Planning Board. He also represents a group called Stockholm Landing and Trails.
Strainge says the program recently awarded the town a grant for $73,800. He says it's a matching grant, with town officials hoping to match it for a variety of projects.
"This project is a boat landing that will allow people to trailer boats into the Madawaska river," said Strainge. "It will give access to the river whether you're a paddler or a motorized boater. It really should be an improvement to our downtown and we think it's a huge asset to our little town."
He says a committed team of local citizens is working to raise at least $25,000 towards the local match for a boat launch project, expected to get underway this summer.
Strainge says recreational enhancements are planned through a series of projects, with the goal being to make Stockholm a recreational community where folks can come to boat, enjoy trails and other healthy outdoor activities.
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