The grants were provided through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnership Program (CCPP). The CCPP program is administered by DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts and other non-profits, for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.
“These state investments in local projects will help to improve the quality of life for area residents and build on the many recreational and natural resources we have in the region,” Scarnati said. “I am very pleased that CCPP has recognized the importance of these projects within our community.”
Projects in the 25th district that received grants include:
Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association -- $35,000 to further develop a statewide navigational signage project by expanding the installation of signs at snowmobile trail intersections in the northeastern counties between Tioga and Pike counties.
Pennsylvania Route 6 Heritage Corporation -- $100,000 to provide technical assistance to communities along Route 6 to implement their heritage work plans, coordinate the Route 6 Artisan Trail for 2013 and identify and promote trail systems that can connect to Route 6.
Tri County Snow Blazers, Warren County -- $160,000 for the purchase of a snow groomer and drag for the maintenance of 20 miles of snowmobile trails in Crawford, Erie and Warren counties.
Dubois City, Clearfield County - $200,000 for the rehabilitation of Showers Field, to include construction of a baseball field, parking area, pedestrian walkways, installation of side line fencing, backstop, landscaping and other site improvements.
Clearfield Swimming Pool Association, Clearfield County -- $500,000 for the rehabilitation of Clearfield Community Pool, to include reconstruction of the main pool, wading pool, and bathhouse, construction of a splash pad, and installation of a water slide, perimeter fencing, filtration and recirculation systems.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Elk County -- $41,000 to pay for the acquisition of approximately 24 acres located along Route 555, Benezette Township, for recreation and stream protection.