SENATOR YUDICHAK ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM GRANTS FOR 14th SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Nanticoke, October 2, 2020 – State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that two projects in the 14th Senatorial District have received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnership program.

Luzerne County will receive $250,000 for the further development of River Common in Wilkes-Barre City. Work will include construction of a boat dock; pedestrian pathways; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

In Carbon County, the Wildlands Conservancy will receive $56,000 for the restoration of 800 feet of Mud Run in Kidder and Penn Forest townships. Work will include streambank stabilization; installation of in-stream habitat structures, riparian forest buffer, project sign and other related site improvements.

“Our recreational areas in Luzerne and Carbon counties are an asset for northeastern Pennsylvania residents and visitors to enjoy, and it is essential that we continue to invest in the restoration and development of these sites,” said Senator John Yudichak. “I am thankful to DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn for her continued support of our outdoor recreational areas in Luzerne and Carbon counties.”

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); Pennsylvania Trails fund (PRT – federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program (HA); and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund (ATV).

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