News Release 603

Warsaw will receive Land and Water Conservation Fund grant for park improvements

Volume 38-603 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. OCT. 18, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources today announced that Warsaw has been approved by the National Park Service for a $30,065 grant that will be used to construct boat slips in Drake Harbor in Bledsoe Ferry Park.     

“This is a great opportunity for Warsaw and the people that will have access to the water.  These facilities are important to provide recreation that helps us connect to nature and the outdoor world,” said Bill Bryan, director of the department’s Division of State Parks.     

The grant is one of 11 FY 2010 Land and Water Conservation Fund grants for Missouri recommended to the National Park Service by the State Inter-Agency Council for Outdoor Recreation. The LWCF program provides federal grants to assist with park and recreation needs. Land developed with these funds is protected in perpetuity by the National Park Service and must be used for outdoor recreation.

The grants are available to all local governments and public school districts and can be used for development or renovation of outdoor recreation facilities or acquisition of park land. All projects require a 55 percent match. In Missouri, the program is administered by the Department of Natural Resources’ Division of State Parks.

For more information on the Land and Water Conservation Fund grants, contact the Division of State Parks at 573-751-5374 or visit the website at