“Communities go from good to great when they provide residents and visitors with parks and trails, access to waterways, and opportunities for healthy outdoor activity,” Governor Wolf said. “This $44 million in grants will support communities throughout Pennsylvania working to protect and improve natural amenities for our citizens.”
Lacawac Sanctuary was chosen as one of 266 sites to received $111,450 to purchase 0.8 acres of land to become part of the Sanctuary and develop of a new Environmental STEM Education Center.
The grants are administered by DCNR through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program. Additional investments include: 49 trail projects; protecting nearly 8,000 acres of open space; nine projects for planting riparian buffers along streams; 14 projects for rivers conservation; and over 100 projects to develop or rehabilitate recreation, park and conservation areas and facilities. A complete list is available on the DCNR website at www.dcnr.pa.gov under Hot Topics.