STATEHOUSE (April 26, 2017) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently awarded Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) grants to counties across Indiana, State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) announced.
The purposes of LARE grants are to protect and enhance aquatic habitats for fish and wildlife, and to ensure the continued viability of Indiana's publicly accessible lakes and streams for multiple uses. These grants are funded by annual fees paid to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles by boat owners.
The DNR grants amount to $617,500 to address sediment problems and over $585,000 to fight invasive aquatic plants.
“It is important that our state’s lakes and rivers are being taken care of,” Glick said. “These improvements will increase accessibility to the waters and benefit those who already enjoy using them recreationally.”
Bodies of water within Senate District 13 received over $525,000 to remove sediment, control invasive aquatic plants and prevent clogging. These include:
Each project will be completed with the help of a local sponsor who will pay at least 20 percent of the cost.
Contact: Brady Hagerty, Senior Press Secretary