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Commission approves infrastructure repair funding


LITTLE ROCK – During today’s special meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners approved a $3.5 million budget increase for infrastructure repairs. The list includes maintenance, repairs and renovations on AGFC properties.

The repairs include such items as safety upgrades to the Dr. James E. Moore Jr. Camp Robinson Firing Range near Mayflower, upgrades to exhibits at the Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff, as well as drainage and boat-access cleaning on Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area.

Commission Chairman Craig Campbell said it was imperative that these repairs get under way as soon as possible. “We want to make sure that we take care of the facilities and land that we have. That’s what the people of Arkansas expect, and that’s what we’re going to do,” he said. Budget Committee Chairman George Dunklin agreed. “For some of these properties, it’s been too long since we’ve performed any significant repairs. This money will go a long ways towards upgrading these areas,” Dunklin said.