Parks Maintenance Fund Will Go To 165 Projects, Support 19K Jobs This Year

"The Interior Department said Friday that it will create nearly 19,000 jobs through improvement projects in national parks, wildlife refuges and Bureau of Indian Education schools through funding allocated last year from a bipartisan conservation bill.

According to a statement issued by the department, this year will see a $1.6 billion investment in 165 deferred maintenance projects that will improve recreation facilities, historic structures, roads, trails, bridges and more.

The department said this will support about 18,851 jobs and add $2 billion to the country’s gross domestic product this year."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill April 2, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 04/05/2021