Louisiana to get $992,000 for outdoor recreation and conservation projects

Louisiana will get nearly $1 million from federal offshore lease revenues for outdoor recreation and conservation projects, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Monday (June 11).

The money, from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), is part of $61.6 million distributed around the country through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA), and federal matching grants that leverage investment in America’s state and local public parks.

“This year’s distribution of GOMESA revenues is a significant increase from past years,” the Department of the Interior’s news released said. Louisiana’s share, however, has remained steady at $992,393, identical to last year. The department did not indicate the projects to be paid for with the money…


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