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Downtown Development Authority To Put Nearly $1 Million Into Riverwalk

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Augusta will get no help to cut down trees on the Riverwalk.

As we first reported the Augusta Recreation, Parks, and Facilities Department requested $180,000 from the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to cut down or trim back 300 trees at the popular park.

The DDA has voted down that request, but says it's committing nearly $1 million in sales tax money the DDA is getting, to go to Riverwalk projects.

"We're frankly excited about making a real impact down there, spending a million dollars, perhaps working with all the other groups...Augusta Tomorrow, CVB,  the make some real impact down there," says Cameron Nixon, who is the DDA chairman.

"Would it be bricks and mortar repairs there, or a new project?" we asked. "I think all of that is on the table," said Nixon.



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