The Camden County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it has received a $750,000 Georgia Shooting Range Development Grant for the Camden County Range Project. The 75-25% grant was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency on September 1, 2015, and DNR requires the other 25% to be provided either as a cash or in-kind match.

The county must maintain the property as a public gun range for 20 years, according to the terms of the grant. The local match of $250,000 is required. An advisory council is established by the resolution adopted by the county commissioners.

The approval was given for an intergovernmental Agreement between the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Camden county for a Public Recreational Shooting range. All parties are in agreement on this matter. The DNR has established regulations and guidelines. The Camden 9-1-1 center is in agreement with information procedures at the site. Commissioner Casey joked that he would be willing to give Sheriff Proctor the $1 to make it official. The resolution passed unanimously.

The agreement between the County and the Sheriff’s Office was also approved.

Writer- Mittie Vaughn – Camden Press

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