Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development Announce Funding for the City of Flatwoods

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 22, 2005  
Contact Information:  Samantha Cook
Public Information Officer

           Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today a $49,466 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Flatwoods.  The grant will be used for the B.F. Crager City Park.

            LWCF dollars will go towards the development of a picnic area, a group shelter, a walking track, landscaping, utilities, lighting and a welcome center.

            “Governor Fletcher and this administration are focused on putting money back into the community,” said GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “The development of B.F. Crager City Park is important in providing a high quality of life for the citizens of Flatwoods.”

             “I am pleased that the city of Flatwoods has received this funding for their park,” Senator Charlie Borders stated.  “The park will provide a place where families can come and spend time together.”

            The Land and Water Conservation Fund provides grant funds to protect important natural areas, to acquire land for outdoor recreation and to develop or renovate public outdoor recreation facilities such as camp grounds, picnic areas, sports and playfields, swimming facilities, boating facilities, fishing facilities, trails, natural area and passive parks.  The LWCF is funded by the National Park Service and administered by GOLD.