Fri August 1, 2014
Donations to Make Webster Pond More Accessible
A popular park in Syracuse’s Valley neighborhood is about to become more accessible to those with disabilities. Covanta Onondaga, which operates the waste-to-energy plant, has pledged $2,300 to the Anglers Association of Onondaga to construct new bridges and make other improvements to trails at Webster Pond.
Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon previously represented the area as a Syracuse Common Councilor.
In addition to Covanta’s initial donation, business manager Kathleen Carroll says they’ll match any donations made by businesses and residents to the anglers association.
The original timeline of just phase one was 2 to 3 years. Now it should be done by year’s end. Webster Pond attracts many guests, including staff and patients from the VA, school field trips, clubs, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual fishing events.
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