Hanna announces investments to improve recreation and community revitalization throughout region

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, announced today that ClearWater Conservancy of Central PA, Inc., the City of Lock Haven and Renovo Borough are all recipients of Community Conservation Partnership Program grant awards through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  

Hanna said a total of 266 projects statewide are receiving more than $44 million in conservation grant funding. “In my region, ClearWater Conservancy of Central PA, Inc. received $50,000, the City of Lock Haven received $80,200 and Renovo Borough received $40,000,” he said. 

According to DCNR’s Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, additional investments throughout the state 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.

"The investments we make today will provide enhanced recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources and help revitalize local communities for our future generations,” said Hanna. “When we invest in our communities, we help attract new businesses and create family sustaining jobs.”

Details of each project throughout Clinton and Centre counties are as follows:

  • ClearWater Conservancy of Central PA, Inc. ($50,000): Construction of approximately 12 acres of riparian forest buffers in watersheds in Centre, Clinton and Huntingdon counties. Work to include landowner outreach and engagement; buffer plantings and post-planting establishment and other related site improvements;
  • City of Lock Haven ($80,200): Rehabilitation of the Hammermill Playground. Work to include installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements; and
  • Renovo Borough ($40,000) Rehabilitation and development of 16th Street Park. Work to include renovation of a parking area; installation of play equipment and fitness stations with required safety surfacing and rain garden; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements.

The CCPP is administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. The program works to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts, and other nonprofits for planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenway projects.

For additional information or for a complete list of awards, visit www.dcnr.pa.gov.