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City, feds to team up for sewage lagoon park project
Lagoon for Park
Grass and sand covers a lagoon which made up part of the city of Camdens old wastewater treatment plant before the new one sitting in the background was completed two years ago. The city hopes to obtain assistance from the National Park Services Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance to transform the space into a park/education center incorporating conservation, environmental educational, creation of wildlife habitat, stormwater treatment and recreation opportunities. The complex could include a hiker/biker path and canoe/kayak launch to the Wateree River. - photo by Provided by the city of Camden
The city of Camden will get a technical assist from the National Park Service (NPS) for a park project already on the city’s drawing board. In a press release, NPS recently announced the city has been selected to receive assistance from the NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program. “NPS staff will assist the city in its efforts to develop a vibrant education campus and park at the former Camden wastewater lagoon facility,” City Planner Shawn Putnam said.