Kinsey announces $135,000 for recreation and community revitalization project for Awbury Arboretum Association

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced that $135,000 in grants from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program will be awarded to Awbury Arboretum Association in his district.

The money will go toward developing and implementing a “Nature Rx” program, developing and

conducting physician training, and evaluating program results.

“I am happy to see money coming to our district to help with conservation and natural resources,” Kinsey said. “There’s data showing that clean, environmentally friendly communities are often the safest, so this funding will benefit the community as a whole. I know that Awbury Arboretum Association will make good with this money.”

This grant is part of a $90 million larger investment in Pennsylvania recreation and conservation and surpasses the previous record of $70 million in 2021. Under the Wolf administration, DCNR has awarded more than $430 million in grants to more than 2,300 projects across the commonwealth. 

The grant is administered by the DCNR C2P2. Funding comes from the Keystone Fund, which is generated from a portion of the realty transfer tax; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the ATV/Snowmobile Fund generated through fees for licenses; and federal monies.