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County approves funds for Pigeon River cleanup

The removal of logjams along the Pigeon River will continue as the LaGrange County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and LaGrange County are pledging matching funds for a Lakes and River Enhancement grant.

The SWCD had already pledged $1,000 toward the 10 percent match of the estimated $22,000 cost of the ongoing project.

The LaGrange County Commissioners voted to pledge $1,200 to meet the remaining amount needed for the match.

Last year, the project removed around 40 logjams along the river at a cost of around $1,100 per jam.

Another 13 log jams have been identified, with an additional seven to 12 expected to occur over the winter, leaving around 20 jams for removal.