LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Michigan is getting more than $2.4 million in federal funding for conservation and recreation projects.
Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan says the money announced by the U.S. Department of the Interior is from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.READ MORE: Meet These Two Bear Cubs Who Have Become Inseparable At The Detroit Zoo
The fund was founded five decades ago and has preserved public lands and natural resources across the country. The funds, which are generated out of a portion of the lease revenue from offshore oil and gas development, support state-identified and community-supported projects.READ MORE: Delta Wants Other Airlines To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists To Help Stop Unruly Passengers
In December, Congress provided a three-year renewal of the fund. Dingell is among those who want permanent reauthorization of the fund.
Nearly $95 million will be distributed from the fund to all 50 states.MORE NEWS: Veteran Needs Help With Home Repairs
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