FL DEP implements nine Land and Water Conservation Fund contracts totaling $1.8M

In an effort to improve recreational opportunities in five counties, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has implemented nine Land and Water Conservation Fund contracts, totaling $1.8 million in federal funding.

TALLAHASSEE, FL, July 16, 2015 -- In an effort to improve recreational opportunities in five counties, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has implemented nine Land and Water Conservation Fund contracts, totaling $1.8 million in federal funding.

The FDEP Land and Recreation Grants Section administers the Land and Water Conservation Fund on behalf of the U.S. Department of Interior's National Park Service.

Accordingly, the Department solicits requests for proposals, evaluates the submissions and then ranks them. Eligible participants include all local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for providing outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the public's use and benefit.

"Grants provided by the Land and Water Conservation Fund allow local governments to expand recreational opportunities available to their communities," said Bryan Bradner, acting director of DEP's Office of Operations. "These nine projects will play an important role in improving recreation and ensuring residents have access to public spaces."

Contracted projects include:

  • City of Clearwater, Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Pinellas, $200,000
  • Martin County, Phipps Park, Martin, $200,000
  • Palm Beach County, Cypress Creek Natural Area Trails, Palm Beach, $200,000
  • City of Oviedo, Round Lake Park, Seminole, $200,000
  • Indian Trail Improvement District, Acreage Community Park, Palm Beach, $200,000
  • City of Longwood, Reiter Park, Seminole, $200,000
  • Village of Royal Palm Beach, Village Commons, Palm Beach, $200,000
  • City of Homestead, Mayor Roscoe Warren Park, Miami-Dade, $200,000
  • City of Miami Beach, Par 3 Project, Miami-Dade, $200,000

See also:

"USGS to grant states $43M for outdoor developments through Land, Water Conservation Fund"

"Florida DEP honors Key West WWTP with 2014 Plant Operations Excellence Award"

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