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Watertown zoo getting financial help from local organization
Posted by news on 1/12/2017 5:20:00 AM.
The New York State Zoo at Thompson Park is about to receive some much-needed finanical help from a local organization.

The Northern New York Community Foundation has offered up a grant totaling $100,000 designed to be given out over a two-year period. The first payment of $50,000 will come this year, and then the additional $50,000 will come after an evaluation of the zoo in 2018.

In a release, the Foundation called the zoo a "regional assest" and something that should be protected and enhanced.

The Foundation also announced it would be granting $50,000 to the group attempting to bring a splash pad to the Thompson Park in Watertown.

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