The city of Parker announced tonight that Parker is seeking a grant from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. City clerk Adonna Mullen says the idea was initially brought up by residents asking the city to provide a place for fishing after removal of the old bridge.
After searching for grants, Mullen says she found one offered by the FWC. The original grant included funds for a pier and dock. However, Florida Fish and Wildlife did not receive enough funding to supply a pier. Nevertheless, the city is still in the running to receive finances to build and repair docks.
At this time Parker has no boat ramps that have docks to assist launching boats. Mullen hopes that will change.
It looked good for us for doing repairs to Earl Gilbert park and a dock at Donaldson Point boat ramp. Its important for a fishing community.
Grant acceptance doesn't end until the 21st of June. City officials say they will learn sometime next spring if they have been awarded the grant. Mullen says the city also plans to submit a proposal to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for a grant for a future pier.