Wednesday, February 29, 2012

CFS Grant Awarded for Improvements to the Autauga Creek Canoe Trail!

Assembled by the mayor of Prattville in July 2011, the Autauga Creek Improvement Committee is comprised of a group of citizens to discuss the cleanup and improvement of Autauga Creek, a historical and scenic waterway that flows through Prattville to the Alabama River.  The committee began a volunteer cleanup effort that has been very successful in improving the aesthetics and navigability of the creek, which has now been designated as the Autauga Creek Canoe Trail.

Clearing fallen debris is being done to expand the Autauga Creek Canoe Trail. Currently, the Trail extends from the Alabama River to the historical Daniel Pratt Mill Dam (6 mi) and another 4 miles above the dam. Volunteer efforts will eventually clear the trail for another 16 miles along the main stem of the creek.

The Autauga Creek Improvement Committee was awarded a $1,000 grant through the ACA CFS Program to install informational kiosks at the trail head and just downstream of the dam. The kiosks will include a map of the trail, advice relative to paddling beyond the kiosk points, safety information, and  a map of the lower creek and river with potential take-out sites. 

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