(HARRISBURG) – The Wildlife for Everyone Foundation will receive $250,000 toward creating a wildlife center along Bald Eagle Creek, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) announced.
“Too often we take for granted the restorative aspects of spending time in the great outdoors,” Senator Corman said. “This mile-long accessible trail will be a national model and I am very proud to support it and promote wildlife conservation in Pennsylvania.”
The Wildlife Center will include construction of an ADA compliant trail and boardwalk loop, observation areas, pavilion, restrooms, benches and signage. The state grant is coming from the Commonwealth Financing Authority and its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Funds. The total project cost is $575,000.
“Studies show those who can benefit from it the most often are kept inside due to physical limitations that make getting out and connecting with nature difficult,” Senator Corman said. “By creating a trail and wildlife center that is accessible for everyone, the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation will ensure that more people can enjoy this wonderful community resource and take advantage of all that it has to offer.”
Senator Corman also highlighted the economic impact the center will have on the region.
“The project will stimulate our local economy on an ongoing basis,” Senator Corman said. “From concept to design to construction, building this facility will provide family-sustaining jobs for our region. By creating a first-rate facility that is accessible to all, the Center will attract visitors from across the state, the country and possibly even the world. Those benefits will trickle throughout our community.”