2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carr
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Item 375 #22h

Item 375 #22h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Natural and Historic Resources
Department of Conservation and Recreation FY2023 $1,000,000 FY2024 $500,000 GF

Page 461, line 26, strike "$108,532,010" and insert "$109,532,010".
Page 461, line 27, strike "$93,301,537" and insert "$93,801,537".

Page 464, after line 8, insert:

"T. Included in the amounts for this item is $1,000,000 the first year and $500,000 the second year from the general fund to the County of Henrico to support expansion projects at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden."


(This amendment provides $1.0 million from the general fund the first year and $500,000 from the general fund the second year to Henrico County to support expansion efforts at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. This appropriation will help with a 29 million dollar expansion Lewis Ginter has undertaken with privately raised funding of 17.7 million dollars. The first expansion in the Garden in 18 years, this project will increase their ability to provide top-tier quality programs, resources, and experiences for statewide school districts, teachers and instructors, and community members. Their programs and resources span topics such as environmental literacy, scientific curriculum supplementation and support, nutrition education, health and wellness, and sustainable practices. Visitation in 2023 is expected to exceed 500,000 people from Virginia and throughout the United States.)