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Federal grant awarded to save McGrath State Beach

The federal government has now awarded a $250,000 grant to help save McGrath State Beach in Oxnard, Calif.

December 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A federal grant has come through to help save McGrath State Beach in Oxnard.

California State Parks needs a half-million dollars to repair a sewer line that runs over the Santa Clara River from the campground.

The federal government has awarded a $250,000 grant. That would combine with funds from the state, the cities of Oxnard and Ventura and a private donor to pay for the repair.

The private donor gift of $50,000 is expected to be announced next week.