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Clover Island Boat Launch Closing Until December for Improvements

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KENNEWICK, WA- Starting Tuesday July 28, 2015 the highly used public boat launch at Clover Island will be closed.

The Port of Kennewick is starting repairs to improve the boat launch area.and will be closed through December.

The main project will be to replace the in-water ramp for boat drop off and pick up.   

The Port of Kennewick says during the repairs they'll be adding new public restrooms, repaving the parking lots, and fixing the landscape.

But the project isn't just for boaters, Tana Bader-Ignlima form the Port of Kennewick said, "We've been making a lot of improvements to the island.  This will be another handshake as people come onto the island but with the artwork and improvements to the landscaping it's going to be a place to go.  You can ride your bike, you can walk or jog the trail. You can come down before dinner or after dinner, just really get out and enjoy your waterfront."

The port suggests boaters use the boat launch at the base of the blue bridge while the Clover Island repairs are underway.