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Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation and Conservation grant program announced some of its Community Conservation Partnership Program grants today.   The C2P2 program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93) which includes KeyCommunity and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF); the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program (PRT – federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program (HA); ATV Restricted Management Account (ATV); and the Snowmobile Restricted Management Account (SNOW).

Delaware

Chester City, $60,000, Design for the development of approximately 0.5 miles of the East Coast Greenway in Chester City, Delaware County from West 4th Street to the Delaware River along Highland Avenue. Work to include drawings, specifications and related documents. Lisa Gaffney, (610) 447-7861, Key – Community

Montgomery

Royersford Borough, $428,000, Development of the Schuylkill River Trail in Royersford Borough, Montgomery County. Work to include rehabilitation of Royersford Trestle Bridge; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Michael Leonard, (610) 948-3737, Key – Community

Philadelphia

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, $277,000, Payment toward the acquisition of approximately 0.8 acres in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County to provide approximately 0.2 miles of trail for the development of the Delaware River Trail. Lizzie Woods, (215) 629-3250, ESF

Philadelphia City Treasurer Department of Parks and Recreation, $50,000, Prepare a trail study for the development of approximately 0.64 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia City, Philadelphia County from Bartram’s Garden to Passyunk Avenue. Work to include a written, bound report. Joseph Syrnick, (215) 309-5523 ext. 102, Key – Community

Bucks

New Britain Township, $225,000, Development of the Neshaminy Greenway Trail in New Britain Township, Bucks County. Work to include construction of approximately 0.66 miles of trail from Upper State Road to the existing Neshaminy Greenway Trail, stormwater management measures and a trailhead; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Eileen Bradley, (215) 822-1391, Key – Community

Solebury Township, $400,000, Development of the Route 202 Parkway Trail in Solebury Township and New Hope Borough, Bucks County. Work to include construction of approximately 0.28 miles of trail from Kitchens Lane in Solebury Township to Sugan Road in New Hope Borough and intersection improvements; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Dennis H. Carney, (215) 297-5656, Key – Community

Sarah Clark Stuart

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Sarah’s foray into trail and bicycle advocacy began in 2004 when she became involved in the “Free Schuylkill River Park” campaign to preserve public access to the Schuylkill River Trail in Center City, now known as Schuylkill Banks. Since joining the Bicycle Coalition in 2006, she has been a key player in the Bicycle Coalition’s key accomplishments: the $23 million TIGER trail-building grant; naming and building out the Circuit; lobbying successfully for legislation mandating the inclusion of bike parking in new construction projects; Philadelphia’s Complete Streets policy; and coordinating research and analysis of several reports on bicycling in Philadelphia.

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