Harrisburg – December 7, 2017 – Four grants totaling more than $275,000 to improve recreational opportunities, preserve green space and rehabilitate community facilities in Lincoln Borough, Brentwood, Duquesne and West Mifflin have been approved by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.
“We have to continue to make improving recreation facilities, preserving natural resources and promoting community parks a priority,” Brewster said. “The approval of the state funds for these projects will improve access and help stretch local taxpayer dollars.”
The DCNR funds were approved through the department’s Community Conservation Partnership Program. The projects slated to receive the state grant funds include:
- Allegheny Land Trust for the continued development of the Dead Man’s Hollow trail system in Lincoln Borough ($148,600);
- Duquesne City to prepare a comprehensive recreation and open space plan ($17,800);
- West Mifflin will receive funds to develop a comprehensive recreation and open space plan ($20,000);
- Brentwood Borough to rehabilitate the Brentwood Pool ($100,000).
“Helping communities develop their recreation facilities improves the quality of life and aids in strengthening a municipality,” Brewster said. “We have tremendous natural resources and community amenities.”
The grants were among the 266 projects approved statewide. The department released $44 million in state funding.