September 01, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $389K For LWCF Projects In West Virginia

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $389,825 from the National Park Service (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for projects to attract visitors to the Oglebay Zoo, develop Adams Street Park, and help maintain Washington Park.

“West Virginia is home to wonderful public lands and recreational areas that provide West Virginians and visitors many opportunities to enjoy the Mountain State. To date, 54 of our 55 counties have benefitted from the LWCF and with the passage of my Great American Outdoors Act, which secured full permanent funding for the LWCF, West Virginia will receive more funding to help improve our public spaces. I look forward to seeing the completion of these projects and will continue to advocate in Washington for our public lands,” said Senator Manchin, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

“The LWCF and NPS have been fantastic partners in West Virginia and continue to improve our public lands and increase recreational access for our residents,” said Senator Capito. “Just yesterday I visited the Oglebay Zoo, which has had its best summer attendance in five years. It is important that we work in accordance with federal agencies to provide the outdoor resources and opportunities West Virginians are looking for, especially as we continue social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $200,000 – Oglebay Zoo Renovations, Wheeling
  • $100,000 – Adams Street Park, Montgomery
  • $89,825 – Washington Park Improvements, Spencer