Charlottesville, Gordonsville getting money for park projects
RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Two area outdoor recreation projects are getting some funding from the National Park Service.
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation announced six awards for projects totaling more than $5 million on Friday.
According to a release, this funding is coming from the Land and Water Conservation Fund program.
The LWCF Stateside Assistance Program is a matching reimbursement program that was created to buy and develop park areas.
The release says impacted parklands will be protected in perpetuity for the purpose of public outdoor recreation.
Counties, cities, towns, park and recreation authorities, tribal governments, and state agencies can compete for funding through this program.
There were 18 applications received for this round of funding.
Applicants need to have already conducted significant planning and environmental review before NPS will authorize a project as part of this program.
In Charlottesville, the city is getting $175,000 to buy some land around Moores Creek.
And the town of Gordonsville is getting more than $1.6 million for a development project at Gordonsville Park.
Other projects that are getting funding are in the town of Marion, Henry County, Colonial Heights and Prince William County.
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