HARRISBURG – A pair of municipalities in the 33rd Senatorial District have been awarded $275,000 for watershed restoration and pedestrian connectivity projects, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).
The funding was released via the Commonwealth Financing Agency.
Washington Township is receiving a $210,000 grant, while the Borough of Chambersburg is being awarded $65,000.
“Anytime a municipality receives grant funding, it is a win-win situation for the 33rd Senate District – it shows that our local governments and stakeholders are forward thinking with their initiatives, foresight and planning,” said Mastriano. “Projects like these are important not only in the 33rd District, but to the Commonwealth as a whole.”
The funds awarded to Washington Township are being allocated for a greenway, trail and recreation program. Improvements are planned for the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park & Museum, including pedestrian connectivity and access, construction of new trails, a scenic overlook and creation of a camping area proximate to new trails and site amenities.
The funds awarded to the Borough of Chambersburg are being allocated for a stream restoration project along Falling Springs Branch Creek, between Fourth and Kennedy streets. Currently, the waterway is blocked with several concrete obstructions, causing a significant amount of debris collection in the area.
More information regarding programs administered by the Commonwealth Financing Agency can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development website.
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