Local State Parks, Historic Sites Getting $5M From State

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The state has earmarked nearly $5 million for improvement projects at state parks and historic sites around the north country.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that New York will advance 69 projects to improve and repair 53 state parks and historic sites.

The projects are part of a $90 million statewide commitment.

The north country will receive $4.935 million for eight projects in seven parks and sites:

- Wellesley Island State Park - Replace Outdated Swimming Beach Concession Building, Restrooms and Picnic Pavilion - $2 million

- Wellesley Island State Park - Replace Electric System, Drinking Water System, and Roadways in the "F" Campground Area (Health and Safety Improvement) - $850,000 

- Higley Flow State Park - Replace Aging, Outdated Swimming Beach Bathhouse - $850,000 

- Pt. Au Roche State Park - Improve Boat Dock, Parking, and Mooring Area - $350,000 

- Jacques Cartier State Park - Construct Recreational Vehicle Sewage Collection Station (Health and Safety Improvement) - $250,000 

- Westcott Beach State Park - Upgrade Sewage Treatment System in Plateau Campground (Health and Safety Improvement) - $250,000 

- Rock Island Lighthouse State Park - Historic Boat House Stabilization and Repairs - $225,000 

- Black River Trail - Extend Black River Trail 1 Mile Toward Watertown (State Match of Federal Funds) - $160,000 

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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