Scenic photo of Dismals Canyon

Desoto and Lake Guntersville State Parks to Receive Federal Grants

October 19, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to funding from the U.S. Department of the Interior in the form of Land and Water Conservation grants to Desoto and Lake Guntersville State Parks.



“I was pleased to hear the news today that both Desoto State Park in DeKalb County and Lake Guntersville State Park in Marshall County have been awarded Land and Water Conservation Grants. The grants are intended to promote and improve the respective parks.


“The Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville will receive $50,000.  Desoto State Park in Fort Payne will receive $56,007 to replace restrooms, add picnic areas and renovate parking.


“These two state parks are among the most beautiful in Alabama.  I’m happy they will be receiving these funds to help tourism and promote economic growth in Marshall and DeKalb counties."


In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.


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