Gulfport waterways to be cleaned with $2 million in grants

Vegetation fills Brickyard Bayou in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Vegetation fills Brickyard Bayou in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Brickyard Bayou in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Brickyard Bayou in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Coffee Creek in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Coffee Creek in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Coffee Creek in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Coffee Creek in Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX News)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Two waterways in Gulfport that are overgrown with vegetation will be cleaned. On Tuesday Gulfport city leaders approved plans for Katrina grant money from the Mississippi Development Authority.

The grant money totals $2 million.

Half of that money will go towards clean up and drainage work on Brickyard Bayou, according to city officials. The other half will go to Coffee Creek for the same work as well as recreational improvements.

City council member Ricky Dombrowski says both waterways are filled with shrubs that can cause water to build up and fill some residential areas.

Dombrowski says the grant money has to be spent by September of 2015 therefore he expects work to begin on both projects soon.

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