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Posted on: March 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Awarded Grant from IDNR to Make Improvements at Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake Imrovements


CARBONDALE – Today, Governor JB Pritzker announced that the City of Carbondale would be awarded $120,000 in grant funds to make improvements at the Cedar Lake Boat Launch.

The funding was awarded to the City through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Boat Access Area Development Program. Carbondale was one of five communities in Illinois to receive the grant for boat access projects. 

The grant will be used to construct an accessible floating dock at the existing boat launch, install a floating dock for canoe and kayak use, install new restroom facilities, and build a picnic pavilion.

For more information, see the IDNR’s full press release

To contact the City of Carbondale, call Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939. 


“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”


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