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Grand Co. gets $900,000 in federal funds to improve national parks

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Feb 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-18 17:08:48-05

GRAND COUNTY, Utah — Grand County will receive $900,000 in federal funds to improve national parks; the grant is part of a nation-wide $12.5 million funding project for national parks, forests and wildlife refuges across the U.S.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made the announcement on Monday, according to a press release from the Federal Transit Administration.

According to the same press release, the funds allocated to Utah will be used to continue construction of the Colorado Riverway Path, which is a non-motorized path that will link Moab, Utah to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the Colorado Riverway Recreation Area and surrounding public lands.

Click for a map and a list of the projects that will be funded.