Henry County was awarded $641,750 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the National Park Service for Phase 6 Development of the Dick & Willie Passage Trail.
The project was among six outdoor recreation projects totaling more than $5 million through the Land and Water Conservation Fund program.
The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Stateside Assistance Program, or LWCF, is a matching reimbursement program established to acquire and develop park areas. The parks are protected in perpetuity for the purpose of public outdoor recreation.
The projects for 2022, representing a variety of proposals throughout the state, were selected from 18 applications received during an open application process.
Other projects to receive awards are:
Callan Drive Recreation Park Development, Town of Marion, $1,713,739;
Gordonsville Park Development, Town of Gordonsville, $1,605,750;
Lakeview Park Development, Colonial Heights, $251,675;
Moores Creek Acquisition, City of Charlottesville, $175,000;
Neabsco Regional Park Boardwalk Development, Prince William County, $750,000.
Counties, cities, towns, park and recreation authorities, tribal governments and state agencies are eligible to compete for funding. Significant planning and environmental review must be completed in order for the National Park Service to authorize a project as part of the selection process.