ALBANY, N.Y. --Governor Cuomo announced Monday that more than $17 million in outdoor recreation improvement projects will begin this summer.
He said the projects will continue to improve recreation areas located on public lands, including campgrounds, day use areas, trails and boat launches.
"Improving the infrastructure of New York's outdoor recreation hot spots will help spur economic development and job creation, boost tourism and strengthen regional economies," says Cuomo. "New York's vast network of camping, hiking, fishing and boating recreation sites provide millions of tourists with incredible opportunities for outdoor adventures at every turn. This funding, an important component of our New York Works program, will help upgrade and expand recreation prospects across the state and allow even more visitors to take advantage of the tremendous natural resources New York has to offer."
Under New York Works II, $12 million will fund 27 projects across the State to develop, renovate or reconstruct boat launches; improve trails and public access, including work related to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance; and upgrade infrastructure such as roads, bridges, utilities and buildings. In addition, 83 projects totaling $5 million will use EPF awards for projects that include enhanced fishing and boating access, educational camp and center improvements, new kiosks, and upgrades to campgrounds, day use areas, roads and parking areas.
Below is a regional breakdown of New York Works II and EPF projects and funding. Region 1: Long Island $1,300,000 Region 2: NYC $134,492 Region 3: Lower Hudson Valley $899,085 Region 4: Upper Hudson Valley/Capital Region $732,000 Region 5: Eastern Adirondacks $11,294,847 Region 6: Western Adirondacks $899,727 Region 7: Central New York $306,888 Region 8: Rochester & Finger Lakes $445,000 Region 9: Western N.Y. $1,010,787
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