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DCNR Announces $24.5 Million In Community Conservation Partnership Grants Investing In 169 Local Recreation Projects Statewide

On November 14, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced the investment of $24.5 million in 169 local recreation and land trust construction, planning, rehabilitation and outreach projects across the state.

Funding was provided through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and the PA Heritage Area Program.

“Local parks and recreation facilities improve the everyday lives of people of all places, ages, and backgrounds, while serving as a primary venue for recreation for Pennsylvanians,” said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn.

Click Here for a county-by-county listing of local projects funded.

Pennsylvania has more than 6,000 local community parks, and 121 state parks. In the Commonwealth, outdoor recreation generates $29.1 billion in consumer spending, $1.9 billion in state and local tax revenue, $8.6 billion in wages and salaries, and sustains 251,000 direct Pennsylvania jobs.

For more information on local and regional recreation resources, visit the Get Outdoors PA, the PA Recreation & Park Society and PA Land Trust Association websites.

Next Round Of Applications Due April 22

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the next round of Community Conservation Partnership Grants.  The deadline for applications is April 22.

Workshops on how to apply for the grants have been scheduled around the state in November.

Click Here for more information.

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[Posted: November 14, 2019]


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