Kulik announces more than $250,000 in grants for recreation, watershed restoration projects

CORAOPOLIS, April 21 – Grant funding totaling $250,750 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority will be used to rehabilitate a park in Carnegie, reconstruct a trail damaged by a landslide in Rosslyn Farms and reduce sediment pollution at a stream in Coraopolis, according to state Rep. Anita Kulik.

CFA’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program awarded funding to the following:

  • $85,750 to Carnegie Borough for the Seventh Avenue Community Park Rehabilitation Phase 1, which includes installing new playground equipment, a rain garden and landscaping.
  • $40,000 to Rosslyn Farms Borough for the Edgecliff Trail Rehabilitation. The project aims to repair part of the trail that was damaged by a small landslide and surfacing a portion of the trail with wood chips.

CFA’s Watershed Restoration and Protection Program awarded funding to the following:

  • $125,000 to the Coraopolis Water and Sewer Authority for the McCabe Run Stream Restoration. The project includes reinforcing and stabilizing the streambank, along with planting trees and shrubs, to reduce sediment pollution to the McCabe Run-Ohio River HUC 12 watershed.

This funding is a great help for communities to be able to improve spaces that encourage residents to spend time outside,” said Kulik, D-Allegheny. “Repairing the landslide damage to Edgecliff Trail will allow people who walk the path to enjoy it again, as well as reconnect them to other recreational facilities along the trail.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development focused on fostering economic growth.