published on October 3, 2019 - 1:30 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The California Natural Resources Agency has announced $37 million in funding for two parks projects in Fresno and Tulare counties under its Cultural, Community and Natural Resources grant program.

Last year, voters in California passed Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018. The measure directed the $37 million to the Natural Resources Agency for competitive grants that protect and enhance natural, cultural, historic, park and community resources.

“These awards are a unique opportunity to help protect and celebrate important cultural resources while also building climate resiliency and expanding access to recreation,” said California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot.

Among the projects being funded are the City of Kerman’s Eastside Community Park in Fresno County. In Tulare County, a similar project — Farmersville Community Park (Phase 3) — is getting $1.9 million in funding.

“We’re excited to support projects that enable communities to showcase traditional practices and promote sustainability,” Crowfoot said.

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