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Caltrans Video Highlights Kern County’s Clean California Local Grant Award to Beautify the Mojave East Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Cal Trans LogoKERN COUNTY — Caltrans recently awarded a $3 million Clean California grant to Kern County for the beautification and enhancement of the Mojave East Park. The award is funded by Governor Gavin Newsom’s $1.1 billion Clean California initiative, a multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to remove trash, create thousands of jobs and engage communities to transform public spaces.
In this Caltrans video, the Kern County landscape architect who drafted the improvements discusses the project with community members from Mojave.
The Mojave East Park enhancements will include:
  • new shade structures
  • windbreaks
  • tree planting
  • exercise stations
  • connected accessible walkways
  • a new soccer field
  • a renovated basketball court
  • a new restroom to replace the previous structure which was destroyed by fire
  • a bio-infiltration basin to manage storm water
  • a new parking lot to serve the baseball field
The Mojave East Park is a primary public space for residents and the students of Mojave’s Elementary and High Schools.
In March, Caltrans awarded nearly $300 million in Clean California Local Grants to 105 local projects statewide designed to remove litter and transform public spaces in underserved communities. Additionally, in February, Caltrans announced 126 State Beautification projects worth $312 million designed to transform communities along the state highway system. All of these projects are expected to generate 7,200 jobs. Governor Newsom’s California Blueprint proposes an additional $100 million to fund a second round of Clean California Local Grant projects.
Kern County received three Clean California Local Grants, which will provide more than $9 million to beautify Kern County parks. All of the projects may be found here.
To learn more about Clean California, visit CleanCA.com.
For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Bob Gossman at 760-874-8332 or TTY 711
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