Mullery announces DCNR grant funding to improve local recreational spaces

HARRISBURG, Sept. 24 –  State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded grant funding totaling $241,000 to two communities and a nonprofit organization in the 119th Legislative District.

“This funding supports projects that would greatly enhance outdoor recreation opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Mullery said. “I am pleased to see the state recognizing their importance and providing our communities with the funding to make these plans happen.”

The recipients of the DCNR grants in Mullery’s district are:

  • Rice Township: $200,000 for further development of Rice Township Park. Work to include construction of a soccer field, parking areas and pedestrian walkways, ADA access, landscaping, project signage and other related site improvements.

  • Wright Township: $19,000 to prepare a master site development plan for the 40-acre Wright Township Park.

  • Earth Conservancy: $22,000 to prepare a master site development plan for 30 acres on the Hanover 7A Property in Hanover Township.

The DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation assists local governments and recreation and conservation organizations with funding for projects related to parks, recreation and conservation. More information can be found here.