Aug. 30 workshop to discuss additional Mokelumne River access
An opportunity to create a second point to access the Mokelumne River for kayaks and canoes is the topic of a discussion scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Hutchins Street Square Cottage Room, 125 S. Hutchins St.
Access would be from City of Lodi property at the north end of Awani Drive, a 3-acre former landfill. The property is currently fenced off from public access.
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The City does not have any plans to construct facilities, nor does it have any funding for any waterfront improvements. In the future, City funds or State or federal grants may be available for a project at the site.
Residents in the vicinity will receive letters inviting them to the workshop. Others interested in the topic are invited as well. Representatives of the City's City Manager's Office Public Works Department and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services will be available to meet with the public.
Other than Lodi Lake Park, there is no public access to the Mokelumne River within the city limits. This workshop is intended to determine if there is interest in providing additional riverfront access in a fashion that has benefits for the entire community, as well as for those living nearby.