Baker Announces $517,000 in State Grants to Benefit Area Residents and the Environment
12/5/2017
HARRISBURG – Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) today announced that three grants have been awarded to organizations in the 68th District under the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Community Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP).

The following grants have been awarded in the 68th District:
  • Roseville Borough – A grant of $40,000 for the rehabilitation of Roseville Borough Community Playground. The project would will include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

  • Wellsboro Borough – A grant of $427,000 for the rehabilitation and further development of Woodland Park. Work will include the construction of an access road, parking areas and pavilion; installation of a playground with required safety surfacing, utilities, ADA access, landscaping, site amenities, project sign; and other related site improvements.

  • Endless Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council Inc. – A grant of $50,000 for construction of approximately 11 acres of riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Upper Susquehanna and West Branch Susquehanna watersheds in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming counties. Work will include landowner outreach and engagement, buffer plantings and post-planting establishment, and other related site improvements.

“These grants are important to local organizations working hard to improve our communities and make a difference in our quality of life,” said Baker. “This funding will go a long way toward fixing up and improving some of our parks, and preserving our environment. I look forward to seeing the completion of each of these projects in the months ahead.”

The CCPP provides financial assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts, and other nonprofits for planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.

Representative Matthew Baker
68th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Tricia Lehman
717.772.9840
tlehman@pahousegop.com
RepBaker.com



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