Secretary Salazar Announces $37.4 Million for State and Local Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Projects

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $37.4 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in state grants to establish and renovate parks and open spaces throughout the 50 States, the Territories and the District of Columbia for Fiscal Year 2011. Idaho received $391,673 in LWCF grant funds. LWCF state grant funds are awarded through Federal matching grants that leverage public and private investment in America’s state and local public outdoor recreation.

The funds will enable State and local governments to establish urban parks and community green spaces; to restore and provide public access to rivers, lakes and other water resources; and to conserve natural landscapes for public outdoor recreation use and enjoyment.

For more information about this program in Idaho, please click here. You’ll need to scroll down the page a bit to see the information.

Click here to view the grant application.

Click here to read the 2009 Land and Water Conservation Fund Annual Report.

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