COLUMBUS - The state controlling board has approved the release of funding for two projects in Ohio’s 96th district, State Representative Ron Ferguson announced today.
This funding has been allocated via the NatureWorks Project which was established in 1993. Since its inception, the program has funded over 2300 projects throughout Ohio's 88 counties.
“I am thrilled to see both Belmont and Jefferson County receive funds to help improve the parks for our citizens to enjoy,” said Ferguson.
Area Projects include:
- Belmont County - $18,750 for Fodor Park in Martins Ferry to receive lighting improvements on the baseball fields and basketball court
- Jefferson County - $39,000 for Jim Wood Park in Steubenville to seal a walking track and renovate a baseball field
The NatureWorks grant program provides up to 75 percent reimbursement assistance for local government subdivisions (townships, villages, cities, counties, park districts, joint recreation districts, and conservancy districts) for the acquisition, development, and rehabilitation of recreational areas.