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Finger Lakes State Parks get $7.8M for improvements

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York State will advance 69 projects to improve and repair 53 State parks and historic sites. The projects are part of a $90 million statewide commitment funded in the 2014-15 State Budget, marking the third year of the New York Works initiative to revitalize New York’s State park system, which will help connect our residents to nature, support recreational and tourism opportunities and demonstrate responsible stewardship of our celebrated state park system.The Finger Lakes region shares $7.8 million for 10 projects in six parks/sites listed below:Letchworth State Park – $2,000,000Construct New Nature Center (Matched With Significant Private Fundraising) to Educate Visitors about the Park’s Natural History and Environmental ResourcesSampson State Park – $1,850,000Construct 16 Full Service Rental Cottages, With Bathrooms, Kitchenettes and Views of Seneca LakeHamlin Beach State Park – $750,000Yanty Marsh Area Improvements, Including New Picnic Area, Boat Launch and Nature TrailLetchworth State Park -$650,000Reconstruct Castile Park EntranceGanondagan State Historic Site – $500,000Landscaping and Site Work for New Seneca Art & Education Center (Matched with Significant Private Fundraising)Letchworth State Park – $500,000Rehabilitate Historic Stone Masonry Trails and Stairs (Phase 1)Letchworth State Park – $500,000Park Roadway Repair & ResurfacingGenesee Valley Greenway – $500,000Greenway Trail ImprovementsLetchworth State Park – $360,000Bridge and Road RepairsSonnenberg Gardens State Historic Site – $200,000Event Space ImprovementsFor a list of all grants and projects statewide click here.

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