Frederick County is receiving some of this money.
Annapolis, Md (KM) Governor Larry Hogan has announced that $13.5-million in Waterway Improvement Fund grants are being made available to jurisdictions around the state.
The Governor says the money is being used for enhancing and improving public boating access, facilities and navigation throughout Maryland. “Boating is not just an important part of our history and culture,” the Governor says in a statement. “The announcement of these grants is yet another shining example that Maryland is open for business, open for summer, open for boating.”
The funding will go to 60 projects in 19 counties, which include grants for statewide projects and emergency water rescue needs. Examples include new boating access, amenities and facilities; dredging of navigable waterways; and emergency vessels and equipment for first responders.
Frederick County is receiving $155,000 for boating and Americans with Disabilities Act improvements at Cunningham Falls State Park.
The Waterways Improvement Fund was created in 1966 to support the development, enjoyment and use of Maryland’s waterways for the benefit of the general boating and cruising public, the Governor’s Office says. The funds come from a 5% vessel excise tax on boat purchases and titling.
By Kevin McManus