Coldwater River may become 'blueway' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Coldwater River may become 'blueway'

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The Coldwater River is being considered for the Mississippi Scenic Streams Stewardship Program.

Through the program, private landowners could receive state tax credits and other benefits for creating a buffer zone along and maintaining areas where their property spills into the river.

The DeSoto County Greenways Committee coordinator Larry Jarrett says grants could be used to construct additional access points and clear the river of debris that would prevent boat traffic.

Jarrett says the committee must determine who owns property along the river and develop a plan for ensuring safe navigation and other use of the river. Then, the proposal goes to the Legislature for inclusion in the program.

On the Net:

DeSoto County greenways project, http://www.desotogreenways.org

Information from: DeSoto Times-Tribune, http://www.desototimes.com

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