HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced several Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grants to be awarded throughout his Senatorial District.
The CCPP is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and includes the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1) and federal funding sources.
Grants awarded in Yaw’s District include:
- Bradford County – $79,000 from Key 93, for the further development of Sunfish Pond County Park, Leroy Township, to include construction of a boat dock, boardwalk/observation deck, pedestrian walkways, pavilion, parking area, storm water management measures; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, signage and other related site improvements.$10,000 from Key 93, to hire a peer consultant to develop a long-term maintenance and operations plan, evaluate the potential for revenue producing facilities and programs, and develop an organizational structure for staff and volunteers for a county recreation and parks department.
- Lycoming County – $205,700 for Jersey Shore Borough from Key 93, for the development of a concrete community boat launch, concrete aprons and a new stone parking lot; widening of an existing driveway; stream bank stabilization, removal of invasive species and planting of native species; ADA access, interpretive and project signage; and other related site improvements.$18,500 for Loyalsock Township from Key 93, to prepare a greenway study and master site plan for an approximately 1.5 mile extension of the Susquehanna Bikeway along Millers Run.
$250,000 for the City of Williamsport from Key 93, for the rehabilitation of Shaw Place Park, to include reconstruction of the main pool and wading pool, bathhouse/concession stand; installation of filtration and recirculation systems, utilities; ADA access, project sign and other related site improvements.
- Susquehanna County – $174,200 for the Northeast PA Sno-Trails Inc. in Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Wayne counties from Pennsylvania Recreational Trails (PRT), to purchase a snowmobile trail groomer to groom 230 miles of snowmobile trails.
- Union County – $10,000 for the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority from Key 93, to hire a peer consultant to update an existing multi-municipal agreement, evaluate the current organizational structure, management/staffing operations, revenue generation and provide recommendations for improvement.
“I am pleased that these investments have been made in my senatorial district,” Yaw said. “This funding will assist with the completion of park and other land and water conservation projects. Even more importantly, these dollars will generate additional revenues through increased economic, tourism and recreational activities in the Northern Tier.”
Contact: Rita Zielonis