HARRISBURG – More than $440,000 in state grants have been awarded to benefit residents in Lehigh and Northampton counties, announced Rep. Milou Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton), who supported the funding.
“I am so grateful this funding has been awarded to our area to help revitalize and restore Pennsylvania’s natural habitats and recreational parks,” said Mackenzie. “This is excellent news for residents of the 131st District and a much-needed investment to keep Pennsylvania beautiful.”
Upper Milford Township in Lehigh County was granted $250,000 for rehabilitation and further development of Lenape Park. Work will include renovations of basketball courts and tennis courts, construction of pedestrian walkway, installation of fencing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
Northampton County was granted $80,000 for the installation of approximately 20 acres of meadows at public parks. Work will include landowner outreach and engagement, watershed forestry plantings and other related site improvements.
Wildlands Conservancy Inc. was granted $121,800 for restoration of approximately 1,100 feet of Laurel Run in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County. Work will include streambank stabilization, installation of instream habitat structures, riparian forest buffer planting, landscaping and other related site improvements.
The grants were awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnership Program. Funding comes from the Keystone Fund, which is generated from a portion of the state’s realty transfer tax; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the ATV/Snowmobile Fund generated through fees for licenses; and federal money.
Rep. Milou Mackenzie
131st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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