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Laura Ruman, MDC fisheries programs supervisor; Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemons; Randy Brejnik and Charles Crabtree, Bethany aldermen; Josh Roller, conservation agent, and Jerry Wiechman, MDC fisheries management biologist
The check ceremony on the new fishing dock at North Bethany City Reservoir included, left to right, Laura Ruman, MDC fisheries programs supervisor; Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemons; Randy Brejnik and Charles Crabtree, Bethany aldermen; Josh Roller, conservation agent, and Jerry Wiechman, MDC fisheries management biologist.

MDC helps improve Bethany area fishing lakes

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Northwest
Sep 26, 2019

BETHANY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) on Sept. 20 presented the city of Bethany a check for $153,537 to help pay for improvements at North Bethany City Reservoir and Old Bethany City Lake. Earlier, MDC provided a $23,305 grant for the projects. MDC reimburses up to 75 percent of project costs under the Community Assistance Program, which provides anglers close-to-home places to fish.

MDC administers boating access grants as part of the federal Sport Fish Restoration program. That program is within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bethany used the funds to help pay for installation of a new floating dock, construction of a new parking area, improvements at two existing parking areas, renovation of a walkway and a fishing platform, and the replacement of two privies. The lakes are in Harrison County in northwest Missouri.

For more information about MDC’s Community Assistance Program for public fishing and boating lakes statewide, visit https://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZQu.

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