PENDLETON — Thanks to the installation of LEDs at the river parkway in Pendleton, local pedestrians are getting a brighter path for their evening strolls.

In a Thursday email from facilities manager Glenn Graham to other city officials, Graham wrote facilities staff recently finished installing new LED lamps and acorn tops in all of the parkway’s 82 fixtures.

Combining the energy savings and decreased replacement and maintenance, Graham estimated the LEDs will save the city at least $5,000 per year.

Graham said in an interview that the project cost $21,000, with $6,000 of that funding coming from the Oregon Energy Trust.

The 2014 Pendleton Leadership class also installed mileage signs each quarter mile along the length of the riverwalk last week. The project was paid for with private donations and erected by volunteers from the Leadership class.

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