The Manitoba government is directing $20 million towards provincial parks through their new Provincial Parks Endowment Fund.

A worker with Manitoba Conservation and climate says that it’s too early to tell how much each individual park will be getting, but that it’s much needed and very exciting.

Some of the projects that this fund will support include:
• campground enhancements
• development and maintenance of trails and boardwalks
• interpretive infrastructure to support programming
• improvements to amphitheatres, shelters, playground equipment, docks and launches
• park road maintenance
• habitat restoration and enhancement
• historical assets and cultural sites
• infrastructure to support programming
• machinery and operational equipment
• municipal servicing infrastructure

The fund, which is managed by the Winnipeg Foundation, is expected to generate around $1 million for parks annually.