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Groundbreaking held for new canoeing launch spot

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Evansville's Rotary Club breaks ground on a $100,000 project today, something to help get people outdoors.

It took place at Pigeon Creek Bridge on North Green River Road, just before Heckel.

It is the new launch spot for canoers and kayakers in the Tri-State or it will be when they're done with it.

Evansville's Rotary Club and some community partners are making this possible. They broke ground on the project Thursday.

Canoers will be able to put in at this spot and travel six miles downstream to Heidelbach.

14 News is told they'll take out near the Evansville Country Club, opening up a lot of opportunities for paddling, fishing and exploration.

"Tens of thousands of cars cross Pigeon Creek everyday and they never think about that stream of water that's below them," said Brian Williams, Former Rotary President. "This is probably the largest project that we've done in terms of trying to get people outdoors, get them used to the environment, and get out and exercise," he said.

The Rotary expects the project to take eight to 10 weeks, so this will be ready for launch come early fall. 

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