By Associated Press - Friday, June 8, 2018

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - The federal government is planning to spend $647,000 to repair a public access trail at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the funding Thursday.

He said the money is part of $50 million going to maintenance and repair projects in areas controlled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The 113,000-acre (46,000-hectare) refuge allows deer and bear hunting. It’s also home to the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.

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