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January 8, 2004

Boating & Waterways Commission Approves $153,000 Boating Project

At a meeting today in Sacramento, the California Boating and Waterways Commission approved the following Department of Boating and Waterways boating launching facility grant project:

Kern County - Lake Ming Boat Launching Facility

A $153,000 grant to the County of Kern for the first phase of a proposed $1,526,000 improvement project at the boat launching facility at Lake Ming, located 10 miles northeast of Bakersfield. The project will include the replacement of two two-lane concrete boat launching ramps; replacement of the existing boarding floats and docks with four new pile-guided boarding floats; a new four-unit handicapped-accessible restroom building; resurfacing of two parking areas; and lighting.

Department grants require the consent of the seven-member Boating and Waterways Commission, appointed by the Governor. Funding for the projects is derived from the taxes paid by boaters on the purchase of gasoline for their vessels.