Bertie, Beaufort and Jacksonville park areas receive state grant money

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Governor Pat McCrory announced grants from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Tuesday that will benefit three eastern North Carolina parks and recreation areas.

Beaufort will get $100,605 for the Wrights Creek Phase II project, Bertie will receive the maximum of $500,000 for the Albemarle Sound Public Waterfront Access project, and Jacksonville will get $350,000 for the city of Jacksonville Marina.

A total of $8.4 million in grants were awarded to public parks and recreation areas across North Carolina. The Parks and Recreation Authority considered 66 grant applications requesting $18.3 million. A maximum of $500,000 can be awarded to a single project.

“Our green spaces are what adds to our wonderful quality of life, and attracts tourists and new residents to our great state,” said natural and cultural resources secretary Susan Kluttz. “The preservation of our natural environments North Carolina provides means more economic development and jobs for all of us.”

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