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Commissioners to consider funding for community outdoor projects

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider awarding funds for community outdoor projects when it meets Jan. 20 in Lincoln.

Commissioners will consider staff recommendations to approve grants for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Stateside Assistance Program and outdoor trail projects for federal funding through the Recreational Trails Program.

The meeting will start at 8 a.m. at Commission headquarters, 2200 N. 33rd St.

Also on the agenda are staff recommendations to:

  • Commissioners will consider proposed boating regulation changes to waters with special restrictions, regarding the addition and deletion of various waters that have special regulations regarding the type of vessels allowed to operate on those waters. Learn more by reading the Public Hearing Notice at OutdoorNebraska.gov/publicnotices.
  • approve an acquisition of approximately 145 acres from the Nebraska Department of Transportation in Hall County adjacent to Mormon Island State Recreation Area and designate it an addition to the SRA.
  • approve an acquisition of approximately 75.38 acres from the Nebraska Department of Transportation in Dawson County designate it Willow Island Wildlife Management Area. Staff also recommends transferring back to NDOT the following properties originally deeded to Game and Parks by NDOT: Big Springs WMA, Bittersweet WMA, Blue Heron WMA, Cattail WMA, East Cozad WMA, East Darr WMA, Overton WMA, the north portion of West Hershey WMA, and the southwest portion of West Maxwell WMA.

Commissioners also will elect officers for the year, hear updates on parks and fisheries projects, and hear a review of the depredation program.

See the full meeting agenda at OutdoorNebraska.gov/publicnotices.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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