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Farnese Announces Nearly $1 Million in Recreation and Conservation Grant Money for the Region
On November 14, 2019
Philadelphia – November 12, 2019 – Sen. Larry Farnese (D- Philadelphia) announced today that $900,00 in Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation and Conservation Grants have been awarded to two projects within the city.
“It is vital to the health and vitality of our city that we maintain and develop our natural resources and green spaces,” Farnese said. “This means making sure that state money continues to be invested in parks and trails throughout the city.”
These grants are a part of the Community Conservation Partnerships Program and can include projects involving planning, acquisition, and development of public parks, recreation areas development projects, motorized and non-motorized trails, river conservation and access, and conservation of open space. This program is designed to include regional and statewide partners to better develop and manage area resources.
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will receive $400,000 to acquire 2.7 acres within the City of Philadelphia to develop a portion of the Delaware River Trail.
The Philadelphia City Treasurer Department of Parks and Recreation received $500,000 to further develop the Schuylkill River Trail.