- Wilmington Township has been selected to receive a Community Conservation Partnerships Program (CCPP) grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), according to Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) and Senator Elder Vogel Jr. (R-10).
The amount of $75,000 will be granted to Wilmington Township for the rehabilitation and further development of Marti Park on Phillips School Road. Work will include construction of pedestrian walkways, storm water management measures, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, landscaping, project signage, ADA access and other site improvements.
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 nonprofits for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, and conservation or greenway projects.
“Having been a Wilmington Area teacher for many years, the Township and Marti Park are very dear to me,” Wentling said. “I am thrilled to have this grant money to elevate the park into a top of the line facility our residents can enjoy for years to come.”
“I am excited to have these funds coming to Wilmington Township,” Senator Vogel said. “The residents of Wilmington have worked hard in recent years to transform Marti Park into a true asset in our community, this grant is a testament to their dedication.”
The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources, including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust, the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF), the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the federal Pennsylvania Trails Fund (PRT), and the Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program (HA).
Representative Parke Wentling
17th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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