Caltrans has awarded a $2.2 million grant to the City of Needles as part of its Clean California Local Grant Program. According to the department, the Marina Park First Beach project "will revitalize an area with litter and unsavory activity into a destination with restrooms, native plants, a shaded recreation area and a walking trail lined with educational markers. Key project elements will also include a grassy knoll, trees, shaded picnic tables and benches. The project will add garbage and recycling bins to reduce littering, and educational stones to celebrate Needles' rich history." Congratulations to the community on this exciting project!