Neely Henry Lake Association Selected as Recipient of Alabama Scenic River Trail Waterway Enhancement Program Grant Rainbow City, Alabama – April 3, 2024.

The Neely Henry Lake Association is proud to announce that we have been chosen as one of the recipients of the Alabama Scenic River Trail (ASRT) Waterway Enhancement Program grant for 2024. This program supports local organizations in their efforts to enhance freshwater recreation opportunities across Alabama.

Neely Henry Lake Association has been awarded $2,200.00 to support our project titled “Rainbow City Paddle Launch.” This project will be to install the first assisted launch device available to the public on Neely Henry Lake, benefiting paddlers and contributing to the overall improvement of waterway access and quality in our local community.

The ASRT Waterway Enhancement Program aims to fund projects that enable more people to get out and enjoy Alabama’s waterways, aligning with our organization’s mission to preserve, protect, and improve life on the Coosa River. We are honored to have been selected as one of the six awardees for this cycle.
Likewise, we are thrilled to receive this grant from ASRT, as it will enable us to make a meaningful impact on our local waterways. This funding will allow us to provide safe and stable entry for those using kayaks, canoes, or paddle-boards furthering our commitment to safe and accessible waterway usage in Alabama.

We extend our sincere gratitude to ASRT for their support and investment in our organization’s efforts. We also thank the ASRT Grant Review Committee for recognizing the importance of our project and selecting us as a recipient.

For more information about the ASRT Waterway Enhancement Program’s impact on our project, please contact Dave Tumlin at 256.368.5200 or davetumlin@comcast.net. Additional details about our organization can be found on our website at www.neelyhenrylake.org.

About Neely Henry Lake Association:

Neely Henry Lake Association was established in 1999 and has been involved in a number of community activities focused on improving the public’s understanding of our lake and its importance to the environment and community. For many years, NHLA has been a partner in Renew Our Rivers; has constructed and deployed hundreds of fish habitat improvement structures; has advocated for boater safety and decreased water fluctuation; has been a vocal supporter of ensuring that the water quality and quantity in Neely Henry Lake is maintained to the highest standards; and has sponsored a number of community educational programs.

Dave Tumlin

Neely Henry Lake Association
3504 Rainbow Dr—Ste. 415
Rainbow City, AL 35906
(256) 368-5200

For information on the Alabama Scenic River Trail contact:
Martha Grace Mize
Development and Outreach Coordinator, Alabama Scenic River Trail