Governor's Office for Local Development
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Governor’s Office for Local Development announce funding for the city of Florence

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

Governor Ernie Fletcher announced today a $43,328 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant for the city of Florence.  The grant will be used to purchase playground equipment and surface materials.

            The playground equipment and surface materials will go to the Safety City Facility-Tot Lot Playground Project.

            “Recreational facilities like the Tot Lot Playground Project increase the quality of life for Florence residents,” said GOLD Commissioner Ellen Williams.  “Governor Fletcher is proud to support projects for the health and development of our children.”

            Senator Dick Roeding commented, “It is important for families to have a place where they can spend time with one another.  I commend this administration for placing an emphasis on projects where parents and children can learn and play together.”

            Representative Addia Wuchner said, “The city of Florence is a thriving community.  This will expand the recreational opportunities available to its citizens.”

            “Parks and playgrounds are important staples of a community—especially for parents,” noted Representative Paul Marcotte.  “Projects like these make Florence a great place to live.”

            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.