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Utah gets federal land, water conservation grant

Utah gets federal land, water conservation grant

By Amy Joi O'Donoghue | Posted - Jul. 20, 2011 at 2:16 p.m.



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WASHINGTON — Utah is on tap to receive nearly a half million grant from the federal government to help spur more conservation efforts related to outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing or tourism.

The award of $488,956 comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and was announced by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Grants are intended to help leverage public-private partnerships and promote the creation of urban parks, community green spaces and improve or restore public access to rivers, lakes or other water resources.

A total of $37.4 million is to be awarded to all 50 states, its territories and the District of Columbia.

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