JEFFERSON HILLS – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) grants totaling $728,300 have been awarded to two Allegheny County municipalities to fund recreational improvement projects, announced Rep. Mike Puskaric (R-Allegheny/Washington).
“These projects will greatly benefit the community and surrounding municipalities and ensure safety for those who use it,” said Puskaric. “This is great news for our community. I believe this helps to make the 39th District a better place to live, work and play.”
• Allegheny Land Trust was awarded a $363,000 payment toward the acquisition of approximately 40 acres in Bethel Park Borough for open space protection and passive recreation.
• Allegheny Land Trust also received a $365,300 payment toward the acquisition of approximately 150 acres in Elizabeth Township for open space protection and passive recreation.
“Development projects are vital to our district as they provide job opportunities to those in surrounding areas and, upon completion, help increase tourism in our communities,” said Puskaric.
DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation builds connections between citizens and the outdoors by providing funding and technical assistance support for local recreation and park improvements projects through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants. The investments are among 169 grants, awarded statewide, totaling approximately $24.5 million.
Representative Mike Puskaric
39th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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