HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today announced nearly $600,000 in funding has been awarded to communities in Bradford and Tioga counties.
“Our region has so much to offer when it comes to outdoor recreation, and it is always a good investment when we build on those opportunities,” Owlett said. “I commend our local leaders for their ongoing commitment to these projects.”
“Parks and recreational opportunities improve the quality of life for local residents and can play a role in attracting new businesses to an area,” Yaw said. “These investments will provide outdoor recreational opportunities for residents now and in the future.”
Canton Borough in Bradford County was awarded $90,000 toward the rehabilitation of War Memorial Park. The work will include the renovation of basketball courts, as well as ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
Tioga County was awarded $500,000 for ongoing development of the Pine Creek Rail Trail in Delmar Township. The work will include construction of approximately 0.8 miles of trail from the Mary Worthington Lane Bridge to State Route 287 and stormwater management measures, as well as ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
The grants were awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnership Program. Funding comes from the Keystone Fund, which is generated from a portion of the state’s realty transfer tax; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the ATV/Snowmobile Fund generated through fees for licenses; and federal money.
Representative Clint Owlett
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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