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$3.39 Million in Grants Approved for SoCal Boating Facilities

posted: 11/19/2012
SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) -- The California Boating and Waterways Commission during its meeting in Long Beach Oct. 24 approved $3.39 million in grants for upgrades at two Southern California boat launching facilities.            

The commission approved an $840,000 grant to San Bernardino County for parking lot and exit lane improvements, restroom replacement, a boat wash down area and other improvements at the Moabi Regional Park Boat Launching Facility on the Colorado River southeast of Needles.            

It also approved a $2.55 million grant to Ventura Port District to replace the nearly 50-year-old six-lane concrete boat launch ramp, reconfigure boarding floats and provide slope protection at the Ventura Harbor Boat Launching Facility.            

Funding for these and the other loans and grants provided by the Department of Boating and Waterways for recreational boating facilities throughout the state is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of vessel gasoline and the repayment of principal and interest on department-made loans.

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