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July 11, 2007

Albany -- Business leaders, downtown stakeholders and elected officials meet to discuss drawing more people to downtown Albany.

The biggest draw, they say, should be our best natural resource-- The Flint River.

Educating kids about the wildlife at the river, and encouraging adults to spend time on and in the river.  

"It's a great place to fish, you can walk right down to the river and put your foot in without going over your head, and there are very few places on the Flint you can go and do that," says DNR Fisheries Biologist Adam Kaeser. "So, you can fish down there by the bridges, it's safe.  It's a great place to put a canoe or kayak in and paddle around.  There's a little bit of white water there."

Albany Tomorrow, Incorporated interim CEO Greg McCormick said his organization is actually applying for permits with the Department of Natural Resources in order to put in small docks people can use to load their small boats and kayaks.  

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