LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Wabash River Enhancement Corporation is receiving a donation to help fund the river corridor project.
The Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors presented WREC with a check for $15,000. WREC Executive Director Stanton Lambert said the money will go towards devising a plan to reuse the old Lafayette Municipal Golf Course.
The entire section of the corridor between Harrison Bridge and Sagamore Parkway is included in the enhancement plan. Lambert said the Wabash Riverfront project is making progress, and donations like this show people are taking notice.
“They’re starting to understand how valuable the river is to the community. They’re starting to see things happen along the river with the environmental assessment cleanup at one South Street,” said Lambert. “These planning projects, WREC and other partners, are starting to get completed. The excitement is starting to build that something is going to happen.”
Lambert said the Indiana Department of Transportation will be replacing the eastbound Sagamore Parkway bridge in the near future. He said a pedestrian walkway is planned along the bridge, which will connect trails on both sides of the river.