McClinton, Donatucci announce $50,000 grant to invest in new developments to the Schuylkill River Trail

State Reps. Joanna McClinton and Maria Donatucci, both D-Phila./Delaware, announced today a $50,000 grant has been approved to invest in new developments to the Schuylkill River Trail. 

McClinton said the state funding was made possible through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program and will be used to conduct a study for the development of approximately 0.64 miles of the Schuylkill River Trail from Bartram's Garden to Passyunk Avenue. 

"The Schuylkill River Trail provides a great place for my neighbors in Southwest Philly to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors," said McClinton. "Securing these types of resources helps preserve and expand upon our outdoor areas, while at the same time helping to attract new people to our area." 

"As we face challenging times, our outdoor spaces provide an opportunity for people to get out of the house and spend time with others safely while still abiding by CDC guidelines," said Donatucci. "I am grateful for this funding and will continue working to secure further resources that build upon areas like the Schuylkill River Trail."   

Earlier this month, McClinton announced a similar grant of $250,000 was approved to improve Bartram's Mile Trail.

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 which includes Key- Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Recreational Trails Program (federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; ATV Restricted Management Account; and the Snowmobile Restricted Management Account.

A complete list of grant recipients is on the DCNR website.