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GRHS-FMCH Community Health Foundation Pledges $1.5 Million to Fort Madison Marina Project

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The GRHS-FMCH Community Health Foundation has pledged to provide $1.5 million to Fort Madison’s marina revitalization project. The funding is designated for an expansion of the city’s trail system along the jetty wall.

"I am excited that GRHS-FMCH Community Health Foundation is investing in the wellness component of our riverfront revitalization,” said Fort Madison Mayor Matt Mohrfeld. “Wellness opportunities are important to the people of Fort Madison. Thank you for being a major partner in making this project happen."

The GRHS-FMCH Community Health Foundation was created in 2018 as part of an agreement to provide funding for projects or initiatives that help improve the health of communities served by Great River Health System. Although the name of FMCH has been changed to Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center, the foundation’s name has not changed. It is not part of the Great River Health Foundation.

The GRHS-FMCH Community Health Foundation’s $1.5 million pledge is contingent on the marina project receiving estimated funding of $6.5 million. The City of Fort Madison and Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission each have committed $1.5 to the project.

The four-year marina project began earlier this year with dredging and removing the existing docks. When completed, the Fort Madison riverfront will be enhanced with covered and uncovered docks with 170 public-access boat slips and a hospitality building offering gas, food, beverages and convenience items.