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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grants Announcement

Date: 12/14/2011



12/14/11


Regional/Statewide Partnership Projects


Allegheny Ridge Corporation, $250,000 to provide support to partner organizations, develop outreach and communication related to heritage initiatives and programs, facilitate Huntingdon and Hollidaysburg Preserve America initiatives, and implement Heart of Alleghenies Artisan Trail for 2012 and 2013. Facilitate Main Line Canal Greenway development to include providing technical assistance for the development of the Lower Trail Gap and the Portage to Martindale section; provide support for the Greenway Alliance, and conduct 2012 mini-grant program. Karl King, 814-940-1922.


Appalachian Mountain Club, $50,000 for the Pennsylvania Highlands Conservation, Outreach & Trail Project to implement the PA Highlands Trail Network Feasibility Study, create an interactive map of water resources in the PA Highlands, and coordinate meetings of the Highlands Coalition PA Committee. Mark Zakutansky, 610-868-6915.


Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, $300,000 to provide technical services to complete approximately 22 miles of trail, designate the first Susquehanna River Town, develop online trail guides and maps, support local leadership for Lehigh Valley Greenways Conservation Landscape Initiative and the Delaware & Lehigh National and State Heritage Corridor for 2012-2013. Administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Provide oversight and management of the Trail Tenders program and develop interpretive signage and brochures for the Visually & Graphically Speaking initiative. Elissa G. Thorne, 610-923-3548.


Delaware Riverkeeper Network, $26,000 to plan and host the 2013 Schuylkill Watershed Congress. Chari Towne, 215-369-1188.


Endless Mountains Heritage Region, $195,000 to provide technical assistance and capacity building for partners; develop river access; design, fabricate and install water trail wayfinding signage; improve river island campsites; conduct two mini sojourns; develop rivertown assessment tools and program; update the Heritage Region Management Action Plan; develop natural history guide for region; administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Phillip Swank, 570-265-1528.


HeritagePA, $35,000 to develop a long range plan to guide the sustained development of Pennsylvania’s Heritage Areas. Jane E. Sheffield, 814-940-1922.


Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, $120,000 to coordinate the planning, design, and construction of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT) including the Scranton to Taylor Segment, Jermyn to Archbald Segment, Fell Township to Carbondale Segment, and Providence Reach (Scranton) Segment. Develop and publish the LRHT Signage Design Standards Guide. Administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Conduct the 2012 LRHT Annual Bike Tour; produce a video on the history of LHVA; coordinate teacher’s workshops; facilitate Ambassador’s Tour Programs; and publish Pennsylvania’s Northeast Treasures Guidebook, 2nd Edition. Dan Perry, 570-963-6730.


Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, $170,000 for the Lincoln Highway/Laurel Highlands CLI Partnership to conduct a needs assessment of communities along the corridor; administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Implement Lincoln Highway in Bloom program; further develop the Lincoln Highway Experience Quick Response System to promote recreation, cultural and heritage events on the website. Write, publish and distribute 4 issues of the Lincoln Highway Journal and 12 issues of Lincoln Highway e-newsletter. 2


Continue to supervise restoration of 1938 Diner, develop and implement two Lincoln Highway Bus Tours and plan and hold 3rd Annual "Cleanin’ the Lincoln" litter cleanup. Olga A. Herbert, 724-238-9030.


Lumber Heritage Region of PA, $125,000 to provide technical support to partner organizations in Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Tioga and Warren counties to advance heritage development and the PA Wilds in 2012. Conduct three workshops to build capacity of the Potter-Tioga County Maple Producers and assist in the development of material to promote the Maple Industry. Provide technical assistance to the West Creek Recreational Trail Association to advance the trail. Design, fabricate and install up to 10 interpretive signs along the West Branch Recreational Trail. Exhibit the Wood on Glass collection at four sites throughout the Heritage Region. Update Management Action Plan. Michael S. Wennin, 814-486-0213.


National Audubon Society, $150,000 to implement the Kittatinny Ridge & Appalachian Trail Conservation Project: update property data layers, identify highest ranked parcels and enroll landowners in registry program. Organize workshops for municipalities and teachers. Fund mini-grants and conduct economic impact analyses of resources. Jeanne M. Barrett Ortiz, 610-666-5593.


National Road Heritage Corridor, $237,400 for the National Road Heritage Corridor Partnership Program to coordinate and manage the construction of the Sheepskin Trail. Assist in implementing the Trail Towns Preservation Plan. Administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Develop a cooperative in Fayette County focused on purchasing sustainable, green products to supply restaurants, lodging, other tourism related businesses and organizations. Develop Pre-School and Kindergarten level learning tools that will focus on local/regional history and natural resources. Develop a comprehensive study proposal for the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Brownsville Commercial Historic District. Donna R. Holdorf, 724-437-9877.


Natural Lands Trust, $35,000 to provide education and technical assistance to municipalities in 2012 - 2013 regarding land use policies to reduce environmental impact of housing developments and provide easy access to the outdoors. Ann Hutchinson, 610-353-5587.


Natural Lands Trust, $150,000 to coordinate the activities of the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery. Work to include facilitating the completion of priority projects; administering a mini-grant program; advancing trail planning and development; facilitating implementation of the Compatible Economic Development plan for the Schuylkill River Trail; and, coordinating implementation of the greenway plan. Carol R. DeWolf, 610-353-5587.


North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, $150,000 to provide mini grants to implement the North Central Greenways and Open Space Plan in Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter counties. Matthew F. Marusiak, 814-773-3162.


Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning & Development Commission, $130,000 to provide mini grants in 2011-2012 to implement the County Greenway Plans for Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango and Warren counties. Sue Smith, 814-677-4800.


Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism, $180,000 for the Oil Region Heritage Landscapes Partnership to develop the route for the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail through Emlenton Borough, Venango County. Provide support to partner organizations to advance heritage development in the region in 2012; update Exploring Venango County publication; promote Oil Region Historic House Plaque Program and develop program brochure and page on website; and assist with municipal outreach on Great Lakes Regional Wayfinding Signage Plan. Preserve and catalogue historic oil and gas-related artifacts, develop traveling exhibits and promote collection on website. Install HVAC systems and storm windows in the Tarbell House. Administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Conduct the 2012 Natural Gas History Symposium; and convert oil history publications into e-books. Marilyn A. Black, 814-677-3152. 3


Pennsylvania Downtown Center, $100,000 to provide technical assistance in the development of a resource-town program. Convene a statewide advisory panel; catalog and assess existing programs/tools and develop web-accessible toolbox of best practices. Norah G. Johnson, 717-233-4675.


Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $280,000 to coordinate the activities of the Laurel Highlands and Pocono Forest and Waters Conservation Landscape Initiatives. Work to include facilitating the completion of priority projects in each landscape; administering a mini-grant program in the Pocono Forests and Waters; advancing trail planning and development; facilitating outreach, capacity building, and project development in Ohiopyle and Johnstown; and, providing technical assistance and support to Poconos connecting nature and commerce teams and communities. Davitt B. Woodwell, 412-481-9400.


Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $27,000 to provide technical assistance to individual water trail managers and the public on the Pennsylvania Water Trails Program in 2012 and 2013. Work to include conducting of workshops; preparing online educational resources including use of social media techniques. Hannah Hardy, 412-481-9400.


Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $45,000 to provide southeast trails updates to the ExplorePA Trails website for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia; develop SE PA Trail Trips; organize National Trails Month events; and complete an assessment of regional trail maintenance and management needs. Spencer Finch, 215-545-4570.


Pennsylvania Equine Foundation, $60,000 to host approximately 30 Stewardship Educational Workshops throughout the state to train volunteers and agency personnel to layout, construct and maintain equestrian and non-motorized shared use trails through classroom instruction and hands-on training. Bud Wills, 814-379-3759.


Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, $100,000 to provide grants to land trusts to help cover the costs of acquiring conservation easements to complete conservation, trail and fishing access easements; amend and restate old easements; establish or update baseline documentation; and to install signs on eased lands. Andrew M. Loza, 717-230-8560.


Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, $175,000 to provide outreach, education and technical assistance in 2012-2013 to conservation organizations and local governments. Work to include developing conservation tools and guidance; organizing conferences and other training including the PA Land Conservation Conference; researching and educating on conservation issues; and the management of the Conservation Easement Assistance Program. Andrew M. Loza, 717-230-8560.


Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, $125,000 to promote the 2012 River of the Year activities and administer a mini-grant program for river conservation organizations to conduct river awareness and sojourns. Jonathan D. Meade, 717-230-8044.


Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, $175,000 for Enhancing Conservation through Leadership & Volunteerism to provide outreach, education, training and technical assistance in 2012-2014 to support friends groups and volunteers. Cultivate and create additional friends groups, create a plan for a Maurice Goddard traveling exhibit and expand participation by 20% in the Great Pennsylvania Outdoor Challenge. Marci J. Mowery, 717-236-7644.


Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, $230,000 to provide recreation and park outreach, education, training and technical assistance services in 2012-2013 by conducting grant workshops, organizing conferences and other training including the 2013 PRPS State Conference, administration of the RecTAP Program, leading the implementation of health and wellness priorities from the PA Outdoor Recreation Plan including the Get Outdoors Pennsylvania Initiative. Kim Woodward, 814-234-4272. 4


Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, $162,700 for Greenways & Trails Education and Technical Assistance to develop trail sessions for 2013 PRPS Conference, conduct 2015 Greenway Summit, host 2013 regional trail workshops, publish two issues of Trails to You E-Newsletter and continue development and update of electronic database of trail stakeholders. Host 2012 Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Advanced Multi-Day Workshop. Develop trail assessment tools and resources and a hold a trail assessment training workshop. Develop and implement a Trail Technical Assistance Program (TrailTAP). Kim Woodward, 814-234-4272.


Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Corporation, $140,000 to provide technical assistance to communities to in Bradford, Crawford, Erie, Lackawanna, McKean, Pike, Potter, Tioga, Warren, Wayne and Wyoming counties to implement their Heritage Work Plans and coordinate Artisan Trail for 2012. Coordinate Mile Marker Maintenance program. Develop printed materials to market Route 6 and its assets. Update Interpretive Plan and History of Route 6 and develop application for National Scenic Byway and All-American Road designation for Route 6. Update Management Action Plan. Terri Dennison, 814-435-7706.


Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association, $26,500 to further develop the statewide Navigational Signage Project by expanding the installation of signs at snowmobile trail intersections in the northern and central counties between Erie and Potter counties. Lori G. Elliott, 717-441-6045.


Pennsylvania Trails Foundation, $68,000 to update and enhance the PA Off Highway Vehicle "Sensible, Courteous, Off-Road Enthusiasts" (S.C.O.R.E.) Rules of the Trail rider education program. Develop and implement a strategic outreach plan to expand training throughout the Commonwealth and conduct approximately 18 SCORE training workshops. Purchase an ATV simulator, ATV and trailer for youth training; develop motivational signage to encourage responsible riding and promote environmental stewardship. Robert Conner, 570-736-6580.


Pennsylvania Trout, $100,000 to provide outreach, education and technical assistance to river conservation organizations to protect and enhance coldwater streams throughout the Commonwealth in fiscal year 2012-2013 and conduct a 2012 Keystone Coldwater Conference. Samantha Kutskel, 814-359-5233.


Rails-To-Trails Conservancy, $11,500 to plan route and conduct the 2013 Greenway Sojourn, develop and publish one trail user survey, administer and fund the 2013 mini-grant program, and develop a report to support Sustainable Trail Maintenance. Patricia A. Tomes, 717-238-1717.


Schuylkill River Greenway Association, $185,000 to coordinate and implement the Schuylkill River Heritage Corridor Landscape Partnership work in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties by completing the gap between Reading and Hamburg on Schuylkill River Trail. Administer the Bike Pottstown bike share program for 2012 and develop other bike share programs in Phoenixville, Hamburg, and Birdsboro. Work with municipalities to create gateways to trail towns. Administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Plan and host for 2012 Youth Heritage Treks, Schuylkill River Sojourn, Schuylkill River Festival and the Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show. Create and install an interpretive area titled the "River of Revolutions" and develop a series of curriculum offerings that highlight the mission of the Heritage Area. Tim Fenchel, 484-945-0200.


Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, $181,600 to coordinate and implement the Steel Industry Heritage Landscape Partnership: design and create interpretive educational signage along the Steel Valley Trail; develop downloadable guides and maps to promote and educate citizens about the diverse industrial heritage of the region. Enhance the promotion and branding of the Mainline Canal Greenway through the development of an interpretive, on-river signing system along the Allegheny and Kiskiminetas Rivers and iPod/cell phone walking tours of Freeport, Leechburg, Apollo and Vandergrift. Conduct a study to identify opportunities for Big Steel river towns from Homestead to McKeesport. Administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Jeffery T. Leber, 412-464-4020. 5


Susquehanna Heritage Corporation, $250,000 for the Susquehanna River Heritage & Conservation Initiatives in Lancaster and York counties to develop new river heritage and outdoor recreation guides. Enhance Heritage Lecture Series, website, e-newsletter, and Facebook page. Create exhibits for River Experience 2012 event. Implement river art programs. Coordinate construction of the Zimmerman Center for Heritage Enhancement Project. Facilitate the development of interpretive signage for the river corridor. Oversee the development of water trail map and guide, website and system of interpretive panels at river access points. Administer and fund the 2012 mini-grant program. Mark N. Platts, 717-252-0229.


The Pennsylvania State University, $50,000 to develop a one day Environmentally Sensitive Trail Maintenance training curriculum, with both a classroom and field component, which will focus on practices to reduce sediment production and long term maintenance costs of trails and conduct two pilot sessions of the new training course. Steve Bloser, 814-865-6967.


The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, $240,000 for the Susquehanna Greenway Implementation and Technical Assistance program in Bradford, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Susquehanna, Union, Wyoming and York counties to provide technical assistance to local partners, manage system-wide initiatives, and implement the Susquehanna Strategic Action Plan. Priority actions include implementing the Susquehanna Greenway River Towns Technical Assistance and Mini-Grant Program, providing water trail training and technical assistance, and conducting a greenway symposium. Trish Carothers, 570-522-7259.


Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, $50,000 to provide technical assistance, education and outreach activities by developing a green infrastructure strategy for up to four communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. Judy J. Wagner, 412-586-2390.


Additional Grantees by County


Allegheny


Bellevue Borough, $60,000 for Phase 2 development of Andrew Bayne Park to include construction of a skate plaza, rain gardens, stormwater management measures, bocce courts; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Katie A. Hale, 412-766-6164.


Ben Avon Borough, $39,800 for Phase 2 rehabilitation of Avon Park to include reconstruction tennis court; construction of a gazebo; installation of fencing, ADA access, site amenities, landscaping and project sign. Lloyd Corder, 412-766-7704.


Brentwood Borough, $400,000 for Phase 2 development of Brentwood Park to include the construction of a pedestrian walking track, paving, parking, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. George Zboyovsky, 412-884-1500.


Collier Township, $105,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Skvarca Park, Webb Field and Nike Park. Scvarca Park work to include construction of a basketball court, pavilion; installation of rubberized safety surface, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Webb Field work to include construction of a pavilion, on- street trail connection; ADA access and signage. Nike Park work to include construction of an on-street trail connection; ADA access and signage. Robert Caun, 412-279-2525.


Marshall Township, $240,000 for development of the Brush Creek Trail connection between Allegheny Commons in Marshall Township and Commonwealth Drive in Cranberry Township, Butler County. Work to 6


include the construction of approximately 1.35 miles of trail; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Heather Cuyler Jerry, 724-935-3090.


Pittsburgh City, $50,000 for rehabilitation of Commons Park to include installation of a modular playground with required safety surface; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Michael A. Gable, 412-255-2488.


Scott Township, $45,400 for rehabilitation of Meadowlark and Larsen Parks. Larsen Park work to include installation of playground with required safety surface; construction of parking area, pedestrian walkways, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Meadowlark Park work to include installation of rubberized safety surface: ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Denise H. Fitzgerald, 412-276-5300.


West Deer Township, $19,500 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the approximately 120-acre Bairdford Park/Nike Missile site. Daniel J. Mator, 724-265-3680.


Allegheny, Beaver and Washington


Washington County Conservation District, $89,800 to develop a Watershed Conservation Plan for the Raccoon Creek Watershed and the Pennsylvania portion of small watersheds bounded by the WV state line. Gary A. Stokum, 724-228-6774.


Armstrong


Armstrong County, $824,900 for the acquisition of approximately 1,243 acres off Route 1030 in Pine and Boggs townships for the development of an Off Highway Vehicle Park. Sally Conklin, 724-548-3223.


East Franklin Township, $25,100 for further development of West Hills Community Park to include the construction of a comfort station, parking, pedestrian walkways; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Jennifer B. Bellas, 724-548-3224.


Washington Township, $26,400 for rehabilitation of Memorial Park to include installation of playground equipment with required safety surface, parking, pedestrian walkways, ADA access, site amenities, landscaping and project sign. Kathy Heilman, 724-548-3223.


Armstrong, Clarion


Allegheny Valley Land Trust, $293,000 for rehabilitation of the Armstrong Trail from mile 61, Madison Township, Armstrong County to mile 66, Brady Township, Clarion County, approximately 5 miles of trails, including ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Ronald J. Steffey, 724-543-4478.


Beaver


Beaver County, $250,000 for further development of Brady’s Run Park to include construction of a pavilion, comfort station, parking, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Tom King, 724-770-2060.


Brighton Township, $100,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Hardy Field to include renovation of ballfield, parking area expansion, pedestrian walkways; installation of fencing, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Bryan K. Dehart, 724-774-4800.


Bedford


Bedford Joint Municipal Authority, $20,600 to prepare a Trail Feasibility Study for approximately 2 miles of the Bedford Heritage Trail in Bedford Borough and Bedford Township. Brian D. Sell, 814-285-6395. 7


Everett Borough, $30,000 for further development of Tenley Park to include construction of an amphitheater and parking; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Debra H. Dunkle, 814-652-2227.


Berks


Berks County, $350,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Antietam Lake Park in Lower Alsace Township to include construction of a pedestrian walkway, pedestrian bridge, parking areas, retaining walls, fishing pier; installation of site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Ashley J. Mazurek, 610-478-6300.


District Township, $67,800 for the acquisition of approximately 16 acres off Store Road and adjacent to existing Gordon Park for park expansion, stream protection and passive recreation. Phoebe Hopkins, 610-987-6558.


Fleetwood Borough, $13,500 to determine the feasibility of rehabilitating the Fleetwood Borough Municipal Swimming Pool. Bradley D. Smith, 610-374-5285.


Reading City, $100,000 for rehabilitation and further development of 11th & Pike Playground to include construction of pedestrian walkways; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, lighting, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Cindy DeGroote, 610-655-6076.


Reading City, $65,000 to fund the first year salary costs for a circuit rider recreation and parks director to serve Reading City and the Reading School District. Cindy DeGroote, 610-655-6076.


Blair


Altoona City, $318,500 for development of Juniata Memorial Spray Park to include construction of a spray park and shade structures; installation of filtration and recirculation systems, utility and lighting upgrades and fencing; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. K. Michael Hofer, 814-949-2231.


Bucks


Heritage Conservancy, $14,100 to plant a riparian buffer along a tributary stream to Martin’s Creek in Falls Township, provide training, education and technical assistance to streamside landowners on proper land management practices through volunteer workdays, water quality monitoring and workshops. Susan Myerov, 215-345-7020.


Heritage Conservancy, $102,900 for the acquisition of a conservation easement on approximately 44 acres along Dogwood Lane in Durham Township for passive recreation and watershed protection. Laura P. Baird, 215-345-7020.


Yardley Borough, $80,000 for the development of approximately one quarter mile of trail from Lake Afton to the Delaware River to include trail design, trail construction, fencing, erosion and sedimentation controls, ADA access, landscaping and signage. Paula Johnson, 215-493-6832.


Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia


Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $20,000 for Tidal Delaware Water Trail Implementation by providing technical assistance, training and outreach to volunteers in Bristol Borough, Bucks County and Ridley Township, Delaware County through the Tidal Delaware Stewardship Ambassador Program. Jessica Anderson, 215-545-4570. 8


Butler


Butler County, $125,000 for further development of Alameda County Park to include construction of a comfort station; installation of playground equipment with required safety surface, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Gary L. Pinkerton, 724-284-5383.


Butler Township, $30,000 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 190-acre Preston/Butler Park. Dave Zarnick, 724-283-3430.


Clay Township, $32,000 for further development of the Community Park to include construction of a pavilion, comfort station; ADA access, site amenities, landscaping and project sign. Gary L. Pinkerton, 724-284-5386.


Eau Claire Borough, $28,000 for rehabilitation of Eau Claire Community Park to include reconstruction of tennis court; installation of fencing, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Gary L. Pinkerton, 724-284-5383.


Cambria


Carrolltown Borough, $36,500 for the development of Stoltz Pond to include construction of a pedestrian walkway, bridge and parking; installation of utilities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Lonnie Batdorf, 814-344-9303.


Johnstown City, $90,000 for the rehabilitation of Oakhurst Playground to include construction of a pavilion, basketball court, pedestrian walkway and parking; installation of fencing and play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Kristen Denne, 814-533-2001.


Middle Taylor Township, $35,000 for further development of Benshoff Hill Park to include construction of pedestrian walkway and parking; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Larry R. Custer, 814-472-6711.


Cameron


West Creek Recreational Trail Association, $280,800 for development of approximately 5.5 miles the West Creek Recreational Trail from the eastern boundary of Emporium Borough to the village of Howard Siding in Shippen Township, including ADA access, parking, bridge re-decking, safety fencing, landscaping and project sign. Clifford Clark, 814-486-3439.


Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Elk


DCNR-Bureau of Forestry-Moshannon State Forest, $27,800 for the purchase of trail maintenance equipment to construct and maintain approximately 200 miles of trails. Abigail Kane, 814-762-5017.


Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton


Wildlands Conservancy, $39,700 for development of the Lehigh River Water Trail in Carbon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe and Northampton counties to include installation of additional and improved signage at various access sites and provide improvements to the existing water trail website. Kevin Fister, 610-965-4397.


Centre


Centre Regional Recreation Authority, $300,000 for Phase 1 development of Whitehall Road Regional Park in Ferguson Township to include construction of comfort station/concession facility, pavilion, parking area 9


and pedestrian walkway; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Ron J. Woodhead, 814-231-3071.


Ferguson Township, $67,200 for the acquisition of approximately 7 acres off Nixon Road and adjacent to existing parkland to add street frontage for access and for increased recreational opportunities. Mark A. Kunkle, 814-238-4651.


Gregg Township, $32,300 to prepare a Trail Feasibility Study for an approximately 33 mile corridor through the Penns Valley in College, Harris, Potter, Gregg, Penn and Haines Townships, and Centre Hall Borough, all in Centre County; and Hartley Township in Union County. Jane Scheuchenzuber, 814-880-3547.


Harris Township, $40,000 for the rehabilitation of Fasick Park to include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Amy Farkas, 814-466-6228.


Howard Borough, $46,000 for the development of the Howard Borough Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail to include the development of drawings, specifications and related documents that will facilitate the bidding and construction of approximately 0.75 miles of trail from Howard Borough Park to Beck Lane; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Irvin Hoy, 814-625-2437.


Chester


East Marlborough Township, $430,000 for Phase 1 development of Unionville Community Park to include construction of parking, bio infiltration buffers, pedestrian walkways, multipurpose field, landscaping, installation of fencing, site furnishings, interpretive signage, ADA access and project sign. Jane R. Laslo, 610-444-0725.


East Pikeland Township, $213,600 for Phase 1 development of approximately 2 miles of the French Creek Trail between Township Line Road and Hares Hill Road along French Creek to include bridge design, trail design, trail construction, a footbridge and a pedestrian bridge, ADA access, installation of fencing, erosion and sedimentation controls, signage and landscaping. Kimberly Moretti, 610-933-1770.


French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, $329,000 for the acquisition of a conservation easement on approximately 58 acres off Boot and Line Roads in East Goshen Township for open space, passive recreation, greenway expansion and stream protection. Pamela Brown, 610-933-7577.


London Grove Township, $250,000 for further development of Goddard Park to include construction of comfort station, entrance road, parking; pedestrian pathways with bridge crossings, community garden, rain garden, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Steven C. Brown, 610-345-0100.


New London Township, $163,500 for the acquisition of approximately 8 acres along West Avondale Road and adjoining existing Township recreation facilities for passive and active recreation. Patricia Fagan, 610-869-8658.


Newlin Township, $43,300 for the acquisition of approximately 5 acres located along Stargazers Road for passive recreation and open space. Janie Baird, 610-486-6843.


North Coventry Township, $150,000 for the acquisition of approximately 21 acres along St. Peters Road and adjoining Coventry Woods for riparian buffer and habitat protection. Kevin F. Hennessey, 610-323-1694.


Thornbury Township, $200,000 for Phase 1 development of Squire Cheney Park to include construction of rain garden with native plantings, park entranceways, parking, pedestrian pathways, landscape buffers; ADA access, landscaping, site amenities and signage. Brody Bovero, 610-399-1425. 10


West Nantmeal Township, $40,000 for further development of Township Park to include the installation of play equipment with required safety surface, fitness stations, ADA access, landscaping, site amenities and project sign. April M. Barkasi, 610-942-9430.


Clarion


Allegheny Valley Land Trust, $70,000 to determine the feasibility of rehabilitating the one half mile Brady Tunnel for the Armstrong Trail and providing camping facilities. Ronald J. Steffey, 724-543-4478.


Clearfield


Clearfield County, $13,000 for rehabilitation of Curwensville Lake Park in Pike Township to include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Susan Reed, 814-765-2629.


Hilltop Howlers Snowmobile Club, $136,000 for the purchase of a snowmobile trail groomer for maintenance of over 200 miles of trails in Moshannon State Forest. Scott Casteel, 814-590-2189.


Karthaus Township, $38,500 for further development of Karthaus Park to include construction of comfort station and a pedestrian walkway; installation of utilities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Rachel Maney, 814-404-6220.


Lawrence Township, $8,100 for rehabilitation and further development of Recreational Park to include installation of bleachers and ball field safety screening; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Barbara Shaffner, 814-76-54551.


Westover Borough, $30,000 for rehabilitation of Mosser Park to include construction of a pavilion; installation of electrical upgrades; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Theresa Westover, 814-247-8294.


Clinton


Flemington Borough, $88,600 for the rehabilitation of Grove Community Park to include construction of pedestrian walkway; installation of electrical upgrades and play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Charity H. Walizer-Etters, 570-748-7488.


Columbia, Northumberland


DCNR-Bureau of Forestry-Weiser Forest District, $99,100 for the construction of two comfort stations within the Roaring Creek State Forest, Columbia and Northumberland counties to include ADA access, landscaping and signage. Michael A. Mazur, 570-385-7800.


Cumberland


Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails Council, $150,000 for further development of the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail to include the construction of approximately 1 mile of trail from Shippensburg Township Park near Fogalsanger Road to the intersection of Fort Street and North Earl Street in Shippensburg Borough, a pedestrian bridge, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Armand J. Angulo, 717-860-0444.


Lower Allen Township, $201,700 for Phase 1 development of Cedar Spring Run Park to include construction of comfort station/pavilion, pedestrian walkway and parking area; installation of utilities and lighting; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Erin Genest, 717-975-7575. 11


Upper Allen Township, $125,000 for further development of Winding Hills Park to include construction of a comfort station/concession facility and pedestrian walkway; installation of utilities and fencing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Scott W. Fraser, 717-766-0756.


Delaware


Delaware County, $25,000 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the approximately 124-acre Mineral Hill Area in Middletown and Upper Providence Townships. Karen Holm, 610-891-5213.


Media Borough, $200,000 for further development of Houtman Park to include construction of an entrance plaza, pedestrian bridge, pedestrian walkways, stormwater management control measures; installation of fencing, native plantings, interpretive signage, site amenities, ADA access, landscaping and signage. Jeffrey A. Smith, 610-566-5210.


Radnor Township, $35,000 to prepare a Greenways and Open Space Network Plan. William F. Martin, 610-688-5600.


Elk


Jones Township, $32,000 for further development of Community Park to include installation of adult fitness stations and appropriate surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Laurie E. Storrar, 814-929-5138.


Erie


McKean Area Snowmobile Club, $115,000 for the purchase of a snowmobile trail groomer and drag for maintenance of the McKean Area Snowmobile Club 30-mile trail system in the County. Donald C. Weaver, 814-460-4720.


Millcreek Township, $101,500 for further development of Cassidy Park to include construction of comfort station/educational-picnic pavilion/kitchen facility and pedestrian walkway; installation of utilities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. James G. Sperry, 814-835-4122.


Springfield Township, $152,000 for rehabilitation of Raccoon Creek Park to include construction of comfort station/pavilion/kitchen facility and pedestrian walkway; installation of utilities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Jeffrey Eaton, 814-922-3274.


The Pennsylvania State University, $22,500 to develop a Trail Sustainability Master Plan for the 722-acre Wintergreen Gorge part of the Penn State Erie Behrend College campus in Harborcreek Township. Ann B. Quinn, 814-898-6298.


Fayette


Uniontown City, $102,400 for the further development of Bailey Park to include renovation of a parking area, pedestrian walkways; construction of a concession stand, comfort station, parking area; installation of site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Jeff McLaughlin, 724-438-4287.


Greene


Greensboro Borough, $44,200 for development of Greensboro Canoe/Kayak Launch to include construction of a canoe/kayak launch, riparian buffers; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Darlene U. Garrett, 724-943-3612. 12


Jefferson-Morgan Regional Council of Governments, $119,600 for the development of Crawford Park in Franklin Township to include construction of a canoe/kayak launch, streambank stabilization; installation of fencing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign, and the Clarksville Canoe/Kayak Launch in Jefferson Township to include construction of a canoe/kayak launch, parking area, streambank stabilization; installation of fencing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Shirl Barnhardt, 724-883-2150.


Lackawanna


Clifton Township, $77,600 for acquisition of approximately 41 acres off Route 435 for watershed protection, open space and passive recreation. Theodore F. Stout, 570-842-4272.


Countryside Conservancy, $566,000 for development of approximately 2.78 miles of the Trolley Trail from South Turnpike Road in Dalton to Lackawanna Trail in South Abington Township, to include trail design, trail construction, fencing, bollards, erosion and sedimentation controls, ADA access, retaining wall, landscaping, trailhead facilities and signage. Cheryl Ellsworth, 570-945-6995.


Lackawanna College, $250,000 for further development of Lackawanna College Energy Education Center in Covington Township to include construction of an access road, parking areas, pedestrian walkways; installation of geothermal well, utilities, stormwater management measures; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Gail Scaramuzzo, 570-961-7848.


Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, $75,000 for the design of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail from John Street in Carbondale to the existing trail in Carbondale Industrial Park including the development of bids, specifications, and related documents that will facilitate the bidding and construction of approximately 1 mile of trail. Natalie G. Solfanelli, 570-963-6730.


Olyphant Borough, $100,000 for further development of Phillip Condella Athletic Complex to include construction of a concession stand/comfort station/pavilion, rain garden; installation of utilities, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Cosmo J. Mustacchio, 570-489-2135.


Lancaster


Columbia Borough, $250,000 for further development of Riverfront and Rotary Parks. Riverfront Park work to include construction comfort station/pavilion; installation of utilities, ADA access and project sign. Rotary Park work to construction of a basketball court, pavilion; installation of fencing, ADA access and project sign. Norman B. Meiskey, 717-684-2467.


Lancaster County Conservancy, $640,800 for acquisition of approximately 75 acres and acquisition by donation of approximately 40 acres, both in Martic Township (Camp Snyder) off Frogtown Road, for habitat protection, passive recreation and environmental education. Kate S. Gonick, 717-392-7891.


Marietta Borough, $13,100 for acquisition of approximately 0.23 acres at 571 West Hazel Street for use as a trailhead for the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. Phyllis Stellfox, 717-426-4143.


Mount Joy Township, $15,000 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 48-acre Old Trolley Line Park. Patricia J. Bailey, 717-367-8917.


West Earl Township, $100,000 for the development of Eagleview Park to include construction of pavilion and pedestrian walkway; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Patrick Barrett, 717-859-3201.


Lawrence


Enon Valley Borough, $148,000 for development of Caulfield Park to include the construction of an entrance road, parking, concession stand/comfort station; ball field improvements, pedestrian walkways; installation 13


of utilities, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Doniele J. Andrus, 724-658-3589.


Lebanon


Annville Township, $36,100 for the acquisition of approximately 12 acres adjacent to Quittie Creek Nature Park and off South Spruce Street for park expansion and riparian protection. Kathleen K. Moe, 717-867-4326.


Jackson Township, $200,000 for Phase 1 development of Fairlane Avenue Park to include construction of storm water management measures, youth football field, multi-purpose/soccer fields, pedestrian walkway and parking area; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Clyde E. Deck, 717-866-4388.


Lebanon County, $12,500 to complete a Trail Feasibility Study for approximately 1.3 miles (Phase 6) of the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail in Lebanon City and West Lebanon Township. John B. Wengert, 717-273-2658.


Lebanon Valley Rails To Trails, $85,500 for the acquisition of 9 parcels of former railroad right of way consisting of approximately 35.7 acres to provide approximately 4.6 miles for the northern extension of the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail between Union Canal Tunnel Park in North Lebanon Township, through Swatara Township, and to Lickdale village in Union Township. Acquisition of 4 easements by donation, of approximately 7 acres of land along the Swatara Creek in Union Township, Lebanon County, for development of approximately 1.5 miles of the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. John B. Wengert, 717-867-2101.


Northern Lebanon Recreation and Parks Commission, $29,000 to prepare a Comprehensive Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plan for Jonestown Borough and Bethel, East Hanover, Swatara and Union townships. Suzanne A. Guirate, 717-865-5425.


Lehigh


Allentown City, $350,000 for further development of approximately 2 miles of the Jordan Creek Greenway from MacArthur Road through Jordan Park connecting to Jordan Meadows in Allentown to include trail design, trail construction, ADA access, bollards, crosswalk signals, erosion and sedimentation controls, signage and landscaping; and $250,000, for rehabilitation and further development of Stevens Park to include construction of a basketball court, pavilion, spray park; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, utilities, lighting, bleachers, fencing, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Greg A. Weitzel, 610-437-7750.


Catasauqua Borough, $75,000 for further development of the D&L Trail to include the development of drawings, specifications and related documents that will facilitate the bidding and construction of approximately 1.9 miles of trail between Race Street in Catasaqua and Kimmett’s Lock in Allentown. H. Scott Everett, 610-923-3548.


Lehigh County, $25,000 for the rehabilitation and further development of Lehigh Mountain Park in Salisbury Township to include installation of gates, utilities; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Glenn D. Solt, 610-782-3613.


Lower Macungie Township, $60,000 for development of Camp Olympic Park to include construction of a bicycle "pump" park, pedestrian walkway; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and signage; and $40,000 to prepare a Comprehensive Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plan. Sara Pandl, 610-966-4343.


North Whitehall Township, $55,200 for rehabilitation and further development of Recreation Park to include construction of a pedestrian walkway; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Ronald E. Stahley, 610-799-3411. 14


Salisbury Township, $22,400 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 20-acre Lindberg Park. Randy Soriano, 610-797-4000.


South Whitehall Township, $30,000 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 165-acre Covered Bridge Park and study the feasibility of connecting the park to the Jordan Creek Greenway. Robert R. Ibach, 610-398-0407.


Upper Saucon Township, $50,000 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 74-acre Haring Park and 36-acre Curly Horse Park. Joseph Geib, 610-282-1171.


Wildlands Conservancy, $30,000 for further development of Trexler Nature Preserve in Lowhill and North Whitehall townships to include removal of invasive species; restoration of Jordan Creek; installation of deer fencing to establish test plots; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Abigail Pattishall, 610-965-4397.


Luzerne


Anthracite Scenic Trails Association, $20,000 to study the feasibility of developing an additional 10 miles of Back Mountain Trail, and, if feasible, including the development of a Master Site Development Plan from the former Lehigh Valley Railroad in Dallas Borough, Luzerne County to Ricketts Glen State Park, Wyoming County. Julie McMonagle, 570-696-5082.


Anthracite Scenic Trails Association, $300,000 for further development of approximately 3 miles of the Back Mountain Trail in Luzerne Borough as well as Dallas and Kingston townships. Segment 1 is from Parry Street in Luzerne Borough to Carverton Road in Kingston Township to include the development of drawings, specifications and related documents that will facilitate the bidding and construction of approximately 2 miles of trail. Segment 2 is located at SR309 and Dorchester Drive in Dallas Township to include trail construction, signage, landscaping, ADA access and signage. Julie McMonagle, 570-696-5082.


Fairview Township, $8,000 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 16-acre Memorial Park and study the feasibility of connecting the park to a linear greenway in the Township. Pamela Heard, 570-735-2800.


Nanticoke City, $60,400 for further development of Greater Nanticoke Area Recreation Park to include construction of a pavilion, parking area improvements, pedestrian walkway, observation area, rain garden; installation of site amenities; removal of invasive species; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Pamela Heard, 570-735-2800.


Susquehanna Warrior Trail Council, $320,000 for development of approximately 4 miles of the Susquehanna Warrior Trail from SR11 and Garden Drive, Salem Township and Plymouth Township to SR11 and Lower Road, Larksville Borough to include trail design, trail construction, excavation, information kiosk, ADA access, landscaping and signage. Julie McMonagle, 570-696-5082.


West Wyoming Borough, $40,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Charney Park to include construction of pedestrian walkways; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, fencing; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Eileen Cipriani, 570-693-1311.


Lycoming


Lewis Township, $40,000 for development of Trout Run Park to include construction of a pedestrian walkway and parking; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Louis D. Ludwig, 570-998-2647. 15


Loyalsock Township, $174,600 for further development of Riverfront Park in to include the construction of 0.5 miles of trail, trailhead parking, rain garden, pedestrian bridge, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Shannon Lukowsky, 570-323-6151.


Lycoming, Sullivan


DCNR-Bureau of Forestry-Loyalsock State Forest, $40,000 to purchase trail maintenance equipment to construct and maintain approximately 140 miles of trails. Richard A. Glinski, 570-946-4049.


McKean


Kinzua Valley Trail Club, $148,000 for further development of the Kinzua Valley Rail Trail in Hamilton Township to include the construction of approximately 2.4 miles of trail from the existing trail at Whiting Run to the Red Bridge Campground; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Julie Moyer, 814-363-6089.


Monroe


Barrett Township, $193,000 for the acquisition of approximately 90 acres off Route 447 and adjacent to existing Gravel Family Preserve for preserve expansion, watershed protection and passive recreation. Frank J. May, 570-595-3446.


Eldred Township, $40,000 for the development of Mock Park to include construction of an access drive, parking area, pedestrian walkway; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Gretchen Gannon Pettit, 570-236-1236.


Jackson Township, $119,000 for the acquisition of approximately 44 acres off Neola Road and adjacent to State Game Lands #186 for watershed protection, greenway connection and passive recreation. Jack Rader, 570-629-0153.


Monroe County, $40,000 to update to the Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Open Space Plan for the County. Christine Dettore, 570-420-3562.


Pocono Heritage Land Trust, $318,000 for the acquisition of approximately 277 acres along Route 191 in Barrett and Paradise townships for passive recreation and preservation of woodland and wildlife habitat. Dawn Gorham, 570-424-1514.


Smithfield Township, $12,000 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for a 15-acre municipal park. Jacqueline Ocker, 570-223-5082.


Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commission, $10,000 to complete a Feasibility Study for development of an approximate 3 mile inter-municipal Glen to Glen Trail between two regional parks, Glen Park and Glen Brook Golf Club, recreation facilities and the Levee Loop Trail in Stroudsburg Borough. Tim Herd, 570-426-1512.


Monroe, Northampton


The Nature Conservancy, $64,900 to prepare a Greenway Conservation and Management Plan for the Kittatinny Ridge from PA-33 to the Delaware River. Ralph Cook, 570-643-7922.


Montgomery


Cheltenham Township, $20,000 to prepare a Conservation and Management Plan for the 48-acre Curtis Arboretum. Bryan T. Havir, 215-887-6200. 16


Hatfield Township, $138,000 for further development of School Road Park to include construction of a comfort station, access road, parking lot; installation of playground with required safety surfacing, utilities, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Nancy Stock, 215-855-0900.


Horsham Township, $144,500 for further development of Kohler Park to include construction of comfort station, pavilion, installation of play equipment with required safety surface, utilities, ADA access, site amenities, landscaping and signage. Mark L. Hudson, 215-672-6913.


Limerick Township, $25,000 to prepare Master Site Development Plan for the approximately 124-acre Mineral Hill Area in Middletown and Upper Providence townships. Peter M. Simone, 610-239-7601.


Lower Merion Township, $115,500 for further development of Shortridge Memorial Park between Remington Road and East Wynnewood Road on Cobbs Creek to include streambank restoration and soil erosion control measures; eradication of invasive species, ADA access, landscaping and project acknowledgement sign. Lindsay L. Taylor, 610-645-6220.


Montgomery County, $202,000 for further development of Upper Schuylkill River Park to include construction of a dock, pedestrian pathway, parking area, retaining walls, bridge, pavilion; installation native plants, ADA access, site amenities and project sign. Michael M. Stokes, 610-278-3729.


Montgomery County, $199,000 for further development of approximately 1.2 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail between Yost Road and South Washington Street in Pottstown to include trail construction, fencing, guiderail, ADA access, erosion and sedimentation controls, landscaping and signage. Michael M. Stokes, 610-278-3729.


Montgomery County, $325,000 for further development of approximately 2.5 miles of the Schuylkill River Canal Towpath and Schuylkill River Trail. Segment 1 is from Longford Road to Route 29. Work to include trail construction, ADA access, excavation, retaining wall, landscaping and signage. Segment 2 is from Schuylkill Canal Lock Tenders House and Lock 60 to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park to include trail construction, restoration and stabilization of the canal spillway, culverts, pedestrian bridge, ADA access, landscaping and signage. Michael M. Stokes, 610-278-3729.


Montgomery County, $216,400 for the acquisition of approximately 12 acres of abandoned East Penn Rail Short Line to connect Front Street in Bridgeport Borough to South Henderson Road in Upper Merion Township creating about a 2 mile extension of Chester Valley Trail. Michael M. Stokes, 610-278-3729.


Montgomery County Lands Trust, $678,000 for acquisition of approximately 92 acres located along Route 63 in Marlborough and Upper Salford townships for greenway and stream protection. John W. Lea, 215-513-0100.


Norristown Borough, $24,800 to study the feasibility of developing greenways/trails along the Stony Creek and Saw Mill Run watershed area in Norristown Borough, East Norriton and West Norriton townships. Jayne Musonye, 610-270-2947.


Schwenksville Borough, $36,300 for further development of Meadow Park to include installation of play equipment with required safety surface, construction of rain garden with native plants, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Michael Galla, 610-287-7442.


Towamencin Township, $300,000 for further development of Fischer Park to include construction of entry plaza, pavilion/comfort station, parking lot, dog park, sensory garden with boardwalk, pedestrian pathways, park and pathway signage, installation of play equipment with required safety surface, utilities, ADA access, landscaping, site amenities and project sign. Peter M. Simone, 610-239-7601. 17


Upper Hanover Township, $46,300 for further development of Camelot Park to include construction of a comfort station; installation of utilities, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Stanley W. Seitzinger, 215-679-4401.


Northampton


Bethlehem City, $58,800 for the restoration of Monocacy Creek in Johnston Park to include installation of in-stream fish habitat improvements; landscaping and project sign. Ralph E. Carp, 610-865-7061.


Bethlehem City, $200,000 for further development of approximately 1 mile of the South Bethlehem Greenway between East 6th Street and Auburn Street at Saucon Park to include trail design, trail construction, fencing, stormwater management, lighting, landscaping and signage. Darlene Heller, 610-865-7088.


East Allen Township, $84,500 for the acquisition of approximately 24 acres off West Hanover Street and adjacent to existing Bi-Centennial for greenway, park and trail system expansion. Deborah A. Seiple, 610-262-7961.


Lower Saucon Township, $90,000 for further development of Kingston, Polk Valley, and Steel City Parks to include construction of one comfort station at each site; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Jack Cahalan, 610-865-3291.


Lower Saucon Township, $29,700 for the acquisition of approximately 2 acres located along Reading Drive and Bingen Road for trailhead access to the Saucon Rail Trail. Jack Cahalan, 610-865-3291.


Northampton Borough, $160,000 for further development of the D&L Trail to include the development of drawings, specifications and related documents that will facilitate the bidding and construction of approximately 3 miles of trail. Segment 1 is from Northampton’s Canal Park to the North Catasaqua Trailhead and segment 2 connects the Nor-Bath Trail to the D&L Trail at Northampton’s Canal Park. H. Scott Everett, 610-923-3548.


The Nature Conservancy, $252,700 for a conservation easement on approximately 108 acres off Fox Gap Road and adjacent to National Park Service land in Upper Mount Bethel Township for open space and trails that link to the Appalachian Trail. Ellen Lott, 570-643-7922.


The Nature Conservancy, $77,900, for the acquisition of approximately 22 acres off Blue Mountain Road in Upper Mount Bethel Township for preservation of vernal pools and passive recreation. Ellen Lott, 570-643-7922.


Northumberland


Kulpmont Borough, $40,000 for further development of Terry Miriello Stadium to include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Rhonda Wilk, 570-373-1521.


Northumberland County, $1,500,000 for further development of the approximately 6,500-acre Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area in Coal, East Cameron, Mt. Carmel, West Cameron, and Zerbe townships to include the construction of off-highway vehicle facilities, 200 miles of trails, trailhead amenities, parking, utilities, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Kathy A. Jeremiah, 570-988-4295.


Philadelphia


Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, $250,000 for rehabilitation of Washington Avenue Pier 53 in Philadelphia to include the construction of pier access board walk, viewing platform, river edge access, 18


kayak launch; aquatic and habitat restoration, ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Joseph A. Forkin, 215-629-3221.


Friends of the Wissahickon, $150,000 for the redesign and rehabilitation of approximately 3.3 miles of trails within the Andorra Natural Area of the Wissahickon Valley Park to include trail design, trail construction, ADA accessible composting toilet, erosion and sedimentation controls, signage, ADA access, landscaping and signage. Maura K. McCarthy, 215-247-0417.


Natural Lands Trust, $1,250,000 for the acquisition of approximately 15 acres of land and riparian rights along the Delaware River at the end Pier 70 Boulevard in Philadelphia for passive recreation, open space and critical habitat. Erin M. Lee, 856-904-1181.


Natural Lands Trust, $25,000 to prepare a Conservation and Management Plan for the 36-acre Roxborough Reservoir in Philadelphia. Andrew Gilchrist, 215-272-1982.


Philadelphia City, $800,000 for green rehabilitation of multiple Recreation Centers to include porous paving, permeable concrete paves, athletic surfacing, stormwater management measures, installation of fencing, safety surface, landscaping, site amenities, ADA access and project sign. Edward J. Fagan, 215-683-3608.


Philadelphia City, $318,000 for rehabilitation of Pleasant Hill Park to include pond dredging and restoration; construction of pavilion, archway, railings pedestrian walkways; installation of lighting, aquatic features, ADA access, landscaping, site amenities, other related site improvements and signage. Edward J. Fagan, 215-683-3608.


Student Conservation Association, $50,000 for rehabilitation of approximately 5 miles of the Fairmount Park Trail Network to include trail construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, installation of erosion control devices, drainage, signage, landscaping, ADA access and signage. Rachel Lettre, 703-524-2441.


Pike


Pike County, $1,126,000 for the acquisition of approximately 486 acres off Route 739 and adjacent to Delaware State Forest and State Game Lands #180 in Dingman Township for preservation of critical habitat, headwaters protection and passive recreation. Sally J. Corrigan, 570-296-3500.


Trust for Public Land, $600,000 for the acquisition of approximately 310 acres adjacent to Delaware State Forest and off Routes 402 & 6 in Blooming Grove Township for preservation of habitat and passive recreation. Terrence Nolan, 973-292-1100.


Schuylkill


Cass Township, $40,000 for further development of Heckscherville Playground to include construction of a basketball court; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, fencing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. James Thomas, 570-544-5370.


Foster Township, $40,000 for further development of Community Park to include construction of a comfort station, rain garden; installation of utilities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Richard Zula, 570-544-4137.


Mahanoy City Borough, $31,000 for rehabilitation and further development of North 8th Street Park to include renovation of a basketball court; construction of parking area; installation of fencing, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Dan Lynch, 570-773-2150. 19


Mahanoy Township, $31,000 for further development of Park Place Community Park to include construction of a parking area, pedestrian walkway; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Sharon Chiao, 570-773-1553.


Rausch Creek Powersports, $250,000 further development of the Bear Valley Campground Facility in Hegins Township to include construction of two restroom/bathhouse facilities, registration area upgrades, signage, erosion and sedimentation controls, landscaping, ADA access and signage. Robert Feldman, 570-682-4600.


Tamaqua Borough, $28,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Dutch Hill Playground to include construction of a parking area; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Jason L. Boris, 570-668-2919.


Snyder


Middleburg Borough, $40,000 for further development of Charles Park to include construction of a pedestrian walkway and parking; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Virginia A. Zeiber, 570-837-2533.


Susquehanna


Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania, $64,400 for rehabilitation and replacement of two wooden deck bridges located on the 10 mile segment of the D&H Rail Trail in Clifford Township. Lynn M. Conrad, 570-679-9300.


Rail-Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania, $500,000 for further development and rehabilitation of approximately 7 miles of the D&H Rail Trail between SR374 and Ararat Road, Herrick and Ararat townships to include trail design, trail construction, ADA accessible ramp, landscaping and project sign. Lynn M. Conrad, 570-679-9300.


Venango


Franklin City, $11,300 for rehabilitation of approximately 600 feet of the Riverfront Bike Trail from 8th to 9th Street; ADA access, installation of a garden and landscaping and signage. Tracy L. Jamieson, 814-437-7841.


Franklin City, $40,000 for rehabilitation of Miller-Sibley Pool to include replacement of water slide in the main pool; ADA access and project sign. Tracy L. Jamieson, 814-437-7841.


Oil City, $60,000 to replace the pedestrian walkway that crosses Oil Creek between Relief and Seneca Streets, ADA access and project sign. Janet Gatesman, 814-678-3018.


Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism, $83,000 for design and development of the Oil Creek Memorial Landing in Oil City to include construction of a trailhead for the McClintock Trail; a boat launch along Oil Creek; parking facilities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Kim Harris, 814-677-3152.


Warren


Warren City, $77,000 for rehabilitation of Beaty Park to include reconstruction of basketball and tennis courts; installation of fencing; upgrades to electrical service and lighting; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. David L. Hildebrand, 814-723-6300. 20


Washington


South Strabane Township, $100,600 for further development of Community Park to include construction of a multi-purpose field, basketball court, volleyball court, pedestrian walkway; installation of bleachers, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. John J. Stickle, 724-225-9055.


Wayne


Wayne County, $40,000 for further development of County Recreation Complex in Berlin Township to include construction of a pedestrian walkway, exercise stations, paving of existing parking area; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Vicky Botjer, 570-253-5970.


Westmoreland


Latrobe-Unity Parks & Recreation Commission, $18,900 for development of Legion Keener Park in Latrobe Borough to include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Jeanne Ashley, 724-537-4331.


Monessen City, $250,000 for rehabilitation and further development of City Park to include renovation of an amphitheater, pedestrian walkways; construction of parking area, rain gardens, bioswales; installation of lighting; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. John J. Harhai, 724-684-9712.


Wyoming


Factoryville Borough, $22,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Christy Mathewson Park to include construction of a pedestrian walkway; installation of bleachers, site amenities; ADA access, landscaping and signage. Elizabeth Ratchford, 570-945-1014.


York


Dillsburg Borough, $234,800 for acquisition of approximately 5 acres off South Chestnut Street for active and passive recreation. Karen Deibler, 717-432-9969.


East Prospect Borough, $40,000 for further development of East Prospect Park to include construction of a pedestrian walkway; installation of basketball court fencing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. David Lipinski, 717-846-4373.


Glen Rock Borough, $40,000 for rehabilitation of Borough Park to include construction of a pedestrian walkway; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. David Lipinski, 717-846-4373.


Hellam Township, $29,700 to prepare a Multi-municipal Comprehensive Recreation, Park and Open Space Plan for Hellam Borough and Hellam Township. Corina Mann, 717-434-1300.


Red Lion Borough, $200,000 for further development of Fairmount Park to include construction of a spray park, pavilion, comfort station, changing area and shade structures; installation of filtration and recirculation systems, utilities and electrical upgrades; ADA access, landscaping and project sign. Dianne Price, 717-244-3475.


York City, $300,000 for development of Penn Park to include installation of playground equipment with required safety surfacing; construction of a splash pad, rain garden, parking, pedestrian walkways; ADA access, site amenities, interpretative signage, landscaping and project sign. James E. Gross, 717-849-2302.

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