Norcross Announces $750K Federal Grant for Camden Waterfront Park
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the City of Camden will be receiving $750,000 in funding from the Department of the Interior’s Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) program for a new waterfront park.
“This investment will bring new construction jobs to the area – and will help provide the people in South Jersey with a safe place to relax, exercise and spend time with their families,” said Congressman Norcross. “Camden is thriving – it’s getting safer, it’s getting greener and there are more jobs – and I look forward to even more people joining me in calling Camden home.”'
The North Camden Waterfront Park project will enhance 13 acres of land on Camden’s waterfront by creating a park with trails and picnic areas.
The ORLP is funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has, in the last few decades, invested in over 40,000 outdoor recreation facilities and conservation projects across the United States. The ORLP is administered by the National Park Service, which works to promote new development for outdoor recreation areas in all 50 states.
“Every kid deserves the opportunity to get outside and play… investing in public lands is an investment in communities. The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership program is an innovative public-private-partnership which revitalizes communities through improving infrastructure, creating jobs, and enhancing neighborhoods,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “It connects people to the great outdoors by encouraging and enabling a variety of recreational opportunities in underserved communities.”
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