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Outdoor recreation projects funded

PIERRE -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded a total of $429,000 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) money to several area communities. The federal assistance program provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for outdoor recreatio...

PIERRE - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded a total of $429,000 in Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) money to several area communities. The federal assistance program provides up to 50 percent reimbursement for outdoor recreation projects.

The following area communities were awarded LWCF grants for outdoor recreation projects:

• Emery - playground equipment replacement, $22,800

• Presho - outdoor basketball court development, $49,000

"I commend these project sponsors for their strong commitment to improve their communities and make South Dakota a better place to live, work and play," Daugaard said. "Their efforts will benefit future generations of South Dakotans."

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Land and Water Conservation Funds come from the National Park Service and are administered in South Dakota by the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks.

For more information on the LWCF program, contact Grants Coordinator Randy Kittle by calling (605) 773-5490 or email at randy.kittle@state.sd.us .

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