$53 million to go to park maintenance
ESTES PARK, Colo. — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has announced more than $50 million for maintenance and infrastructure work at national parks.
Zinke made the announcement Saturday at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. With him was U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
The funds will be distributed to 42 parks in 29 states. The Interior Department said in a release that Congress has provided $20 million, and $33 million will come from outside organizations. The funds will help improve trails, restore buildings and assist efforts to improve visitor access to the parks.
In Rocky Mountain National Park, $200,000 matched by $200,000 from the Rocky Mountain Conservancy will go toward trail maintenance.
Other projects include improving overlooks at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Wyoming and adding boat inspections to keep invasive species out of Glacier National Park in Montana.
Floodwater from Friday night storms engulf a car Saturday near the bridge over a creek in Cassville, Wis.