Costa announces DCNR Community Conservation grants for area

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1 – State Rep. Dom Costa, D-Allegheny, today announced two state Community Conservation Partnership Program grants for the 21st Legislative District.

The Borough of Etna received $500,000 for the Allegheny Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Ross Township received $17,500 to help complete its Allegheny Master Site Plan & Feasibility Study.

“The investments being made address safety, recreation and quality-of-life issues that will benefit residents and visitors for generations to come,” Costa said.

“These projects are prime examples of the transformational things happening in the 21st Legislative District. I am very much looking forward to seeing the completed projects in the future.”

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources administers the CCPP to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts, and other nonprofits for planning, acquisitions and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.

Funding for the CCPP comes from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund and several federal funding sources.