DeLissio announces $76K grant for Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio announced that the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education was awarded a grant of $76,300 for rehabilitation of its Tall Trees Nature Playscape.

The grant was awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

The project funded will include construction of a nature play area, ADA access, landscaping and other related improvements.

“The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education has been educating the greater Philadelphia community about the environment for more than 50 years. This grant will help renovate and expand the center’s playscape, add new interactive features and establish the center as a natural play destination for the region,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I was pleased to support this project and appreciate the center’s efforts to engage our community in a variety of educational activities throughout the year.”

Mike Weilbacher, executive director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education said, We so appreciate DCNR's grant for this important project, as our playscape is intended to be a resource for the entire community, where families can come explore and play using all-natural materials. This grant moves our project forward in a very important way, and we're so thankful for Pam DeLissio's support of this project." 

The DCNR Recreation and Conservation Grant Program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources, including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails Fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund.

More information on the grants is available here.