Governor Jim Justice (left) stands with Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester after presenting the city with a $59,400 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant to install new lighting at Hollowell Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Lewisburg Facebook page.

The LWCF program is housed within the Community Advancement and Development Division of the West Virginia Development Office.

The projects awarded include:

  • City of Lewisburg: The $59,400 grant award will be used for the installation of new, more efficient ballfield lights at the City of Lewisburg’s Hollowell Park. Hollowell Park is the city’s principal park, and these lighting improvements will enable 12 of the park’s 16 overhead light fixtures to be upgraded, which work began with an earlier NPS grant. School, league and tournament play will be greatly enhanced by the value of these improvements.
  • City of Ronceverte: The $100,000 grant award for the City of Ronceverte will be used to begin site preparations on a 2.3 acre addition to the City of Ronceverte’s Island Park for new soccer and camping offerings besides a 1,300 foot walking trail, spraypad and other ballfield…

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