Kosierowski announces $244,400 in state funding for two local improvement projects

HARRISBURG, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, today announced $244,400 in state funds which will benefit two local improvement projects.

Our parks and outdoor spaces play an important role in building active and healthy communities,” Kosierowski said. “I am pleased to see the state make this investment in Lackawanna County.”

North Abington Township will receive $166,900 which will be used to acquire approximately 65 acres for passive recreation and connection to other protected lands. Also, Dickson City Borough will receive $77,500 to acquire 2 acres for the creation of a community park.

The grants are among dozens awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through its Community Conservation Partnerships Programs.

DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments, recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to conservation, parks and recreation, including conservation of open space, river conservation and access, and the planning, acquisition and development of public parks. More information can be found here.