Almost all of the counties in our coverage area will be receiving significant funding from Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This was announced on Thursday by the Shapiro administration.
“I’m proud to announce that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,or the DCNR, led by Secretary Cindy Dunn, has awarded more than $52 million to over 225 local projects across the Commonwealth.”
Investments are being made in a variety of proposals, including: 23 trail projects; protecting nearly 6,835 acres of open space; 13 projects for river conservation; 13 community and watershed forestry projects; and 99 projects to develop or rehabilitate recreation, park and conservation areas and facilities.
Some of the projects in our area that are receiving grants are Ridge Park in Upper Yoder Township in Cambria County, Somerset Lake Nature Park in Somerset Township, Somerset County, the Development of Strawberry Hills Soccer Complex in Logan Township, Blair County or the Rehabilitation of Juniata Valley Park in Porter Township, Huntingdon County among many others.
“These projects will fund critical improvements to local parks, river access and trails across the Commonwealth, which will bring outdoor recreation amenities closer to home and improve access in our communities.”
For more information on how to apply for a recreation and conservation grant visit the DCNR website.