HARRISBURG – Efforts to restore the site of the former Camptown Elementary School in Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, received a financial boost Tuesday, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), who supported the Township’s funding request.
Wyalusing Township was awarded a $14,216 grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development Act 13 Greenways, Recreation, and Trails program to develop a Master Site Development Plan.
“It’s the first step in developing an entire renovation plan,” Sen. Yaw noted. “Much of the monies came through the Marcellus Legacy Fund, funded by natural gas revenues.”
The township is proposing the creation of a Master Site Development Plan for the 10.7 acre parcel that is the former site of the Camptown School. The plan will provide realistic phasing options with detailed cost estimates for future development and potential funding sources for identified priorities.
“The Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds projects that develop, rehabilitate and improve public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation,” Sen. Yaw noted. “Projects require a 15 percent local cash match, so it really takes a team effort to see a project like this come to fruition. It’s my hope that the entire community will benefit from the plan.”
Act 13 of 2012 established the Marcellus Legacy Fund and allocates funds to the CFA for planning, acquisition, development, rehabilitation and repair of greenways, recreational trails, open space, parks and beautification projects using the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP).
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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff