READING – Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks) announced that Fleetwood Borough and Tulpehocken Township will be awarded more than $260,000 in Community Conservation Partnership Program grants administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for local recreational development projects.
“Many of our communities thrive on having an area to go where residents can appreciate the outdoors, children can play and local events can be held for residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Jozwiak. “I am pleased that Fleetwood Borough and Tulpehocken Township get to benefit from these state grants, as it will allow them to further develop their recreational areas and continue to bring joy to area residents.”
The breakdown of the state grants is as follows:
• Fleetwood Borough received $250,000 for the rehabilitation of Fleetwood Park which includes renovation of the stage; construction of bandshell, seating area, shade structure, pedestrian walkway and parking area; and installation of fencing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.
• Tulpehocken Township received $16,700 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 4.8-acre Tulpehocken Township Recreation Area which will result in a written and bound plan of action for the site moving forward.
C2P2 grants were created to promote conservation and recreation-focused projects and programs. They are awarded to municipalities and authorized nonprofit organizations for recreation, park and conservation projects.
These include the rehabilitation and new development of parks and recreation facilities (development projects); acquisition of land for active or passive park and conservation purposes (acquisition projects); and planning for feasibility studies, trails studies, conservation plans, site development planning, and comprehensive recreation, greenway and open space planning .
Representative Barry Jozwiak
5th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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