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IW $ aimed at Blackwater

By Diana McFarland

News editor

Recreation in Isle of Wight is a target for improvements beginning next year, according to the county’s draft capital improvement plan.

Funding is set aside next year for the Blackwater River Park ($100,000); an amphitheater at Heritage park ($200,000); and general park maintenance ($50,000).

The Blackwater River Park uses local matching funds, along with state, federal and private development of the 2,487 acres owned by Isle of Wight County. Possible improvements include campgrounds, canoe and kayak access, trails, a ropes course and more, according to the draft CIP.

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