Harrisburg – State Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) today announced the awarding of nearly $1.5 million in state Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants.
The CCPP program is administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments and organizations to develop and improve parks and other recreational areas.
“We are blessed in central Pennsylvania with numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, and I am pleased to announce this assistance to improve these sites and expand the opportunity for residents to get outside and enjoy our parks, trails and waterways,” said Corman.
- Benner Township: $115,000 for development of the Spring Creek Canyon Trail, including construction of 1.2 miles of trail along Spring Creek from Rock Road to Shiloh Road. Includes two trailheads, ADA access, signs and other site improvements.
- ClearWater Conservancy of Central PA, Inc.: $565,500 to acquire 281 acres off of Whitetail Lane and adjacent to Rothrock State Forest on Tussey Mountain in Harris and Ferguson townships for forest habitat and passive recreation.
- Ferguson Township: $200,000 to develop Westfield/Hillside Farm Estates Park, including construction of a pavilion and multipurpose field and installation of play equipment and a pedestrian walkway. Includes parking and storm water control measures, as well as ADA access and landscaping.
- Philipsburg Borough: $40,000 to rehabilitate the 13th Street/Slabtown Playground. Work includes construction of a pedestrian walkway and parking, landscaping and installation of play equipment.
- State College Borough: $25,000 to rehabilitate and further develop High Point Park. Work includes construction of a pedestrian walkway, ADA access, landscaping, signs and other improvements.
- Three Springs Borough: $40,000 to rehabilitate Borough Park, including construction of parking, installation of playground equipment, ADA access, landscaping, signs and other improvements.
- Mifflin County: $125,000 to develop boat access on the Juniata River in the McVeytown/Mattawanna area. Work will include construction of a boat ramp, parking, ADA access, landscaping, signs and other improvements.
The CCPP program includes Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservative Fund (Key’93), the Environmental Stewardship Fund (Growing Greener 1) and several federal funding sources.
CONTACT: Scott Sikorski 717-787-1377