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Arizona to receive over $5 million from Land and Water Conservation Fund

Arizona’s parks and recreation programs are extremely popular, but they sometimes struggle to make ends meet.

But the state is about to get a new shot of funding for these outdoor pursuits.

Arizona Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced last week that Arizona will receive more than $5 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for outdoor recreation and conservation projects.

The fund is used for a variety of purposes, from national park upgrades to local recreation programs.

It is supported by royalties in offshore oil and gas drilling.

Ron Dungan was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2020 to 2024.