The State Lands Development and Renovation category provides funding to two state agencies to repair, renovate, and develop outdoor recreation facilities on existing recreation lands. As the popularity of outdoor recreation increases in our state, these grants help address overcrowding, ensure our outdoor amenities are safe for public use, improve visitor experience, and allow more people to enjoy our great outdoors.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will use this grant to redevelop the Leyendecker Access Area on the Bogachiel River. The department will install a toilet, add parking and a loading platform for people with disabilities, install a ramp at a better location, and remove hazardous trees. People use the access area for boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, and photographing nature.