Flomaton gets $15K for park improvements

Published 9:09 am Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The town of Flomaton recently announced a $15,000 grant from Gulf Coast Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council for completing improvements to Hurricane Park Lake.

The “Hurricane Lake Park Project” designated the addition of bridges, picnic tables, fish habitats, fertilizer and fish to stock the lake for the kid’s rodeo, landscaping around the lake, and a walking trail to make a safe and enjoyable place for families to enjoy outdoor activities.

Escambia County Commissioner and Gulf Coast RC&D Board Member Raymond Wiggins thanked RC&D and the county’s local legislators for positioning RC&D to provide grant opportunities to local citizens.

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“Partnerships are important for to improve local areas and for our towns to be successful in this State. I don’t know a better partnership in place than what RC&D has with its legislators,” said Wiggins.

Sen. Greg Albritton spoke of the tremendous needs for resources in local communities and is proud to continue his support to ensure that his Senate District has a place to go to seek support.

“I’m thankful that we’ve been able to locate an organization like RC&D to ensure that your tax dollars get back home, so our citizens can spend it the way the feel it is most necessary to better the community,” said Albritton.

Rep. Alan Baker continues to be thrilled at the final result after providing his full support for the Gulf Coast RC&D grant that made such additional enhanced improvements to the park possible.

“I am well aware of the citizens of Flomaton being actively engaged in enjoying the recreational, fitness, and family oriented opportunities available at Hurricane Park and the pride that the citizens have for their park,” said Baker.

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant stated how the grant enabled the Town of Flomaton to provide more accessibility for its disabled citizens.

“It will be a safe place for families and individuals to be more active for all residents,” said Bondurant.

Escambia County Commissioner Larry White participated in the grant announcement and praised all partners involved for assisting that don’t have the ability to be active due to immobility.

“Gulf Coast RC&D has contributed funds for many years in Escambia County as well as to Flomaton. This project has helped make the Walking Trail & Public access more accessible for our disabled citizens, said White.

The Gulf Coast RC&D Council is a 501-c3 nonprofit entity that is established and run by volunteers to carry out the mission of the RC&D. The Council is composed of members that are key community leaders in soil and water conservation, government, and community development from Baldwin, Mobile and Escambia Counties.

For more information about Gulf Coast RC&D, visit gulfcoastrcd.org/index.htm.