Thursday, October 4, 2018

DCNR Announces $600,000 Investments In Greene County Trails, Recreation

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn Thursday announced grant investments totaling more than $600,000 for two projects that link natural resources to community revitalization and improve well-being for residents.
“Local parks, trails, and natural areas improve the everyday lives of people of all places, ages, and backgrounds, while serving as a primary venue for outdoor recreation for Pennsylvanians,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said at an event today at the Greene County Courthouse. “We are happy to assist Greene County by investing in the Greene River Trail and the plans for Wisecarver, which expand recreation opportunities for citizens and are an important part of the county’s quality of life and revitalization efforts.”
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is providing $403,000 for more than two miles of the Greene River Trail in Rice’s Landing Borough and Cumberland Township, and $200,000 for walkways, bridges and trails at the Wisecarver Recreation Area in Waynesburg.
The existing Greene River Trail is 5.1 miles long, beginning in Millsboro at the Greene Cove Yacht Club trailhead through Rice’s Landing and ending just north of the Village of Crucible.
The grant will fund the southern extension for 2.2 miles to Jacobs Ferry Road. The goal is to get the Greene River Trail connected to the village of Nemacolin, and then on to Point Marion to connect to the Sheepskin Trail and beyond.
Wisecarver Recreation Area is a 360-acre site that includes an 18.5-acre reservoir. New trails at the park will benefit not only the public, but will be a great asset to Waynesburg University and area high school cross country teams. Matching funds for the grant will be provided by the county.
Through its grant program, DCNR has provided financial and technical assistance support for local park and recreation improvement projects in all 67 of Pennsylvania’s counties.
DCNR Grants
To learn more about other available grant opportunities to support trail and recreation projects, attend one of the upcoming workshops on DCNR’s Community Conservation Grant Program.  Click Here for more.
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