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Advisory Board Selects Grant Recipients

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The Outdoor Heritage Fund advisory board is close to deciding who will receive the first round of grants. The state legislature approved the fund earlier this year.

It's designed to provide money for conservation of outdoor recreation sites, which can range from state parks to dams and playgrounds.

The funds come from the state's oil and gas production tax and amount to up to $15 million annually.

"I think that the goal is that if there are projects out there that these groups or organizations or even agencies are struggling to find dollars to put these projects on the ground, I think, that's the goal of this, and is to find good projects identify them and assist financially to get those projects up and running," says advisory board member Wade Moser.

The application deadline was a little over a week ago, and 76 agencies applied for grants. The Board will decide who gets what in mid January.

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