It was a perfect day. A light breeze, the sun shining and a dish of fresh craft ice cream from The Grove Mercantile at the end of the press conference. What could be better than that. Well, how about over $1.2 million in Clean California Grant funds directed to Groveland for three projects.
CalTrans Deputy Director for Planning, Local Assistance and Environmental Support, Marlon Regisford, Tuolumne County Department of Public Works Director, Kim MacFarlane, District 4 Supervisor, Kathleen Haff, GCSD General Manager, Pete Kampa, and Yosemite Chamber's Chief Marketing Officer, Patricia Epp each addressed the crowd.
Speakers expressed an excitement for the Groveland community, the most popular gateway to Yosemite National Park. Patricia Epp, who closed the press conference said, "I've heard over and over how the Groveland area believes we are the forgotten ones. Well, ladies and gentlemen, with these grants, Groveland is no longer forgotten. In fact, I think we are now at the front of the line."
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