Maryland Slated to Receive Grant for Parks and Conservation Projects

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin have announced that Maryland has received a $723,598 grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior for the continued conservation and preservation of outdoor recreation projects in the state.  The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will enable Maryland’s state and local governments to establish parks and community green spaces, provide and restore access to waterways, and conserve natural landscapes for public outdoor recreation use.   The Senators stated:

“From my home in Baltimore, I could easily go to the beach, fish in the Chesapeake Bay, hike in the Appalachian Mountains,” Senator Mikulski said.  “That’s one of the most wonderful things about Maryland. This grant will help preserve these beautiful natural areas so that all Marylanders can enjoy them for generations to come.”  

“Renovating and creating parks and open spaces has been one of my most satisfying achievements as a member of Congress,” said Senator Cardin, who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife and has long fought for funding to develop parks and greenways across Maryland.  “This funding will allow more Marylanders to enjoy our state’s natural wonders, and also create new jobs and economic activity.” 

 

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