Burr Oak and Dillon State Park Receive Funds

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Over $90 million for various natural resource projects is coming to three counties in Ohio including Morgan and Muskingum from the Ohio State Controlling Board.

In Morgan County, the Burr Oak Lodge and Conference Center is set to receive $12 million or infrastructure improvements to ensure everything is safe and up to code. Also in Morgan County, Jesse Owens State Park is one of several state parks receiving a sum of $47 million to update the grounds and build a new wash house.

In Muskingum County, Dillon State Park will be using their portion of an $18 million budget to renovate 17 cabins across the park. Dillon State Park will also be a part of a group receiving nearly $15 million to renovate their camp store.

In Pickaway County, the Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center was awarded $550,100 to replace the cooling tower and ensure the new one is up to code and operating safely.

The funding was allocated through House Bill 687, the state capital budget.

The Ohio State Controlling Board is the financial legislative oversight for capital and operating expenditures by state agencies.

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