Legacy Land Conservation Program funding approved

HONOLULU (AP) - Seven projects have been approved for Legacy Land Conservation Program funding.The Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Monday that $3 million from the State Land Conservation Fund will be used for land acquisition.

Seven state, county and nonprofit applicants will receive grant funds for the permanent protection of lands having cultural, archaeological and natural resource value.

Every state dollar spent on the Legacy Land Conservation Program will be matched with about $3 in federal, county and private funds for a total of nearly $9.5 million in matching funds.

The money will be used to acquire about 752 acres of land on the Big Island, Molokai, Kauai and Oahu.

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