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Governor Ehrlich Announces BPW Approval of $118,000 in Program Open Space Funds
for Prince George’s County
Second phase of renovation at Laurel Municipal Pool to be completed
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Restating his intention to support county recreation projects whenever possible, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. today announced Board of Public Works approval of $118,000 in Program Open Space funds for Prince George’s County.
“The Laurel Municipal Pool is a center of recreation for many each summer,” said Governor Ehrlich. “Today’s funding allows essential renovation to continue.”
The Board is composed of Governor Ehrlich, Comptroller William Donald Schaefer, and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp.
The Board approved $118,000 in additional Program Open Space funds to complete the second phase of renovation at Laurel Municipal Pool, located on Ninth and Main Streets in Laurel. Project progress was delayed because of insufficient funding and increased construction costs. This outdoor public pool accommodates about 13,500 users each year.
DNR’s Program Open Space is a nationally recognized program that provides funding for Maryland’s state and local parks and conservation areas. More than 4,600 county and municipal park and conservation projects have been completed through the program, improving the quality of life for millions of Marylanders.
April 19, 2005
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