Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Natural Heritage Trust
Sources of Trust Revenues
The Natural Heritage Trust (Trust) is a public benefit corporation that was created to receive and administer gifts, grants and contributions to further public programs of parks, recreation, conservation and historic preservation. The Trust maintains over 200 custodial accounts for account holders, including the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Office). We examined whether Office revenues were incorrectly deposited into the custodial accounts of the Trust. We found that more than $3.5 million in revenues were deposited into Trust accounts but should have been deposited into Office accounts. We recommended the Office recover State funds and improve controls over Office and Trust revenue.
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