U.S. Sen. Jack Reed

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced a new $1.7 million land and water conservation fund to upgrade Rhode Island state parks, preserve open spaces and enhance public recreational opportunities, according to WPRI.

Reed was joined by Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) officials to discuss improvement efforts being made towards several parks and nature preserves across the Ocean State.

The DEM recently upgraded a variety of local projects including adding a new “green” beach pavilion at Lincoln Woods State Park and upgraded bathroom facilities at Fishermen’s State Park and Campground in Narragansett.

“Land and Water Conservation Funds are crucial to Rhode Island and the state does a great job putting them to work. This federal funding will help the state develop new outdoor recreational facilities and protect open spaces. I am pleased to deliver additional funding this year to enhance parks, trails, and wildlife refuges while providing more opportunities for Rhode Islanders to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty of our state,” Reed said.

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