CHAPTER 349

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 757

AN ACT TO PROVIDE A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR A YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS PROJECT.

WHEREAS, a national two-year pilot Youth Conservation Corps program on Federal lands has been expanded to include non-federal public lands; and

WHEREAS, work and learning projects for youths age 15 through 18 in State Park or State Forest lands in New Castle and Sussex Counties are proposed to supplement an on-going Federal program in Kent County (at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge); and

WHEREAS, gainful employment for 50 Delaware youths, male and female, from all social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds will be directed toward accomplishing needed conservation work while developing an understanding and appreciation of the State's natural environment and heritage; and

WHEREAS, a federal grant of $25,000 is allotted to the State of Delaware on a 50-50 matching basis (administered by both the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Agriculture).

NOW THEREFORE:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The sum of $25,000 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, to be used for the purpose of State matching funds to provide a Youth Conservation Corps project within the State Parks and State Forests of the State of Delaware from June 24, 1974 through August 16, 1974.

Section 2. This Act shall be known as a supplementary appropriation for the fiscal year 1974 and the funds appropriated herein shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Approved June 3, 1974.