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Carbondale Competing for a 25,000 Dollar Grant For the Carbondale Dog Park

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Dog lovers are being encouraged to vote so an in-progress dog park in Carbondale can add some extra amenities. The pet products maker PetSafe is offering the community a chance at a 25-thousand dollar grant. Jane Adams is President of the non- profit, Friends of the Carbondale Dog Park.

"With this grant, we can get the fencing installed, we can have wonderful agility equipment in the dog fields which would include such natural features such as boulders and tree stumps., that the dogs can jump on and the people can sit on."

Adams says voting is done online through the end of the month. She adds voters anywhere in the world are eligible and you can vote more than once. The two and a half acre dog park is being built at Parrish Park at the Life Center. Adams says the easiest way to vote online is to go to the Friends of Carbondale Dog Park Facebook page.

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/cdaledogparks/

Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.