Governor Andrew M. Cuomo decides to spend $17 million in a project aimed at improving the outdoor recreational facilities this summer. The announcement has been made public by Joe Martens, the Commissioner of the State Environmental Conservation. He paid a visit to the campground in Wilson State Park in Woodstock on Monday.
Martens mentioned that the project aims at the improvement of the recreational facilities on the public lands that the day use areas, campgrounds, and trail and boat launches. $899000 has been allotted by the state to lower Hudson Valley area, and this includes $150000 for the improvement in Wilson State Park.
There are some other campgrounds like the North & South Lake Campground along with campsite at Woodland Valley that come under this plan.
The amount left shall go to the state’s other 8 regions. A substantial portion of the money, $11.3 million, shall go to Eastern Adirondacks.
The state also reserves 420000 dollars for building the Catskills Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper. Alan White, the executive director of Catskills Center says that the construction would begin in a year’s time.
A map and guide for the lands owned by the New City and the state that should feature the places for camping, hiking, boating, hunting, fishing, wildlife, and winter sports, has been announced on Monday.