State Gets Federal Funds for Parks | Big Horn Basin Media

Wyoming Receiving Federal Dollars for Parks

Written by on September 27, 2017

Wyoming will be receiving over $800,000 in federal funds for outdoor recreation and conservation projects.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced last week that $831,216 will be distributed to Wyoming from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is funded through offshore oil and gas leasing.
According to a release issued last week, the money is part of $94.3 million distributed across all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. These funds are awarded through federal matching grants that leverage public and private investment in America’s state and local public parks.
Secretary Zinke said, quote, “From Detroit, Michigan, to Cheyenne, Wyoming, the program benefits citizens across the nation by helping state and local governments make infrastructure investments in urban, suburban, and rural parks,” endquote.
Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and executive director of the National League of Cities, says the Land and Water Conservation Fund helps cities create and improve parks, open space and outdoor recreation opportunities.

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