SKOWHEGAN — The Town of Skowhegan’s Run of River Committee received a $15,000 grant from the Davis Conservation Foundation for the Run of River Whitewater Recreation Area, according to a news release from Kristina Cannon, campaign director for the Run of River Committee.

Run of River will be a whitewater recreation area in and around the Kennebec River Gorge in downtown Skowhegan. It will include a whitewater park; an expanded and developed network of four-season trails for non-motorized activities; a riverfront promenade; fishing waters with improved fish habitat; and a boathouse/events center.

“This grant will allow us to take next steps in making Run of River a reality,” said Cannon, in the release.

The Run of River Committee is fundraising for the recreation area in three phases. With the Town of Skowhegan reserving $1.4 million for whitewater park construction, the committee has reached 25 percent of its goal for phase one and is now seeking grant funds and private donations.

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