HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced nearly $800,000 has been approved in Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grants for several local projects in Bradford, Lycoming and Union counties.
The C2P2 program is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and includes the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes Key – Community and Key – Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF); the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); Pennsylvania Recreational Trails fund (PRT – federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program (HA) and; the Snowmobile /ATV (SATV).
“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 locally.”
Grants announced today in Sen. Yaw’s District include:
Athens Township ($121,000) – Further development of Roundtop Park, Athens Township. Work will include construction of pavilion, comfort station and pedestrian walkway; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
Towanda Borough ($10,100) – Prepare a trail study for the development of approximately 8 miles of the Central Bradford County Trail Network in Monroe, Towanda and Wysox townships and Monroe and Towanda boroughs in Bradford County. Work will include a written, bound report.
Wysox Township ($10,000) – The (SC) Pilot Program – Planning Initiative will implement a structured community planning effort that will lead to the rehabilitation and further development of the approximately 5 acre Wysox Township Park in Wysox Township. Work will include preparation of the site development and construction drawings, construction budget and bid packet.
County of Lycoming ($75,000) – Design for the development of approximately 2.4 miles of the Susquehanna River Walk from Maynard Street to Susquehanna State Park in the City of Williamsport. Work will include drawings, specifications and related documents.
South Williamsport Borough ($75,800) – Rehabilitation and further development of South Williamsport Community Park. Work will include renovation of a parking area; construction of a pedestrian walkway; installation of fitness stations with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
City of Williamsport ($250,000) – Rehabilitation and further development of Brandon Park. Work will include construction of nature play area, parking lot, pedestrian walkways, and stormwater control measures; renovation of tennis courts; installation of lighting; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
Lewisburg Borough ($250,000) – Rehabilitation and further development of Kidsburg Park. Work will include stream restoration and public access; construction of pedestrian pathways; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and a nature play area; ADA access, landscaping, project sign, and other related site improvements.
For more information on DCNR and statewide grant programs, visit www.dcnr.state.pa.us.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff