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Rice Canyon Canal Bridge is complete, but we need your help to pay for it

By on April 29, 2020 in Featured, News

Rebuilding the Rice Canyon Canal Bridge cost nearly $272,00, all of which the OVLC had to pay upfront from community donations. However, we knew that if we worked patiently with FEMA we would be able to recoup some of this expense, given that the bridge burned in the Thomas Fire. While this slowed down the rebuild, FEMA is going to reimburse the OVLC about $172,000! We are still fundraising for the remainder of the bridge, as we had to divert funds from our general stewardship efforts to keep the bridge rebuild on schedule and take advantage of the FEMA funds. If we hadn’t completed the bridge rebuild this summer, we would have lost the FEMA funds.

To those who already donated, we thank you! If you haven’t donated yet, please consider donating today.


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