The City of Neosho is granted extra funds to help protect the soccer fields and walking trails from flooding.
After the stream bank flooded in 2017, the city has been working to make sure the area around Morse Park is protected from any other excess waters.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has given the city $20,000 to restore the area and put protection barriers in place. All the funds from this grant will go towards those materials and contracted work for the restoration project.
“Large limestone rip rap, large boulders- 12 inches and larger. The bank will be dug out, then the large rip rap will be placed in to kind of stabilize that bank. There’s some other materials we’ll use too and receding to stabilize that bank,” said Nate Siler, Neosho Public Works Dir.
The project will be completed by the end of December.