Turner supports $300,000 investment to Macon County Conservation District
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner joined state and local leaders at a press conference Wednesday to announce a $300,000 investment to the Macon County Conservation District for land acquisition and development for parks and outdoor recreation projects.
“Investments into our local parks build up our community and neighborhoods, especially in disadvantaged areas,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “As a lifelong resident of the 48th District, we are fortunate enough to have a variety of parks here. I have seen the benefits residents get from our parks and I look forward to seeing Macon County Conservation District’s redevelopment for all to enjoy.”
Nearly $60 million in grants were awarded to 118 local parks across Illinois through the Open Space Land Acquisition and Development grants, administered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This announcement includes the largest round of grants in the 36-year history of the program.
The Macon County Conservation District is set to receive $300,000 to acquire and develop land for public parks and open space. OSLAD is a cost-sharing program between state and local governments that has become one of the most popular grant programs in Illinois.
Visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website for more information on the OSLAD grants.