Sappey announces $60,000 grant towards public greenspace conservation in New Garden Township

HARRISBURG, April 30 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced $60,000 in state grant funding is headed to New Garden Township to assist in planning a public park at the St. Anthony in the Hills property.

Sappey was instrumental in securing the state grant, which comes from Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development funding for community development initiatives.   

“The St. Anthony in the Hills property should remain open greenspace, free from overdevelopment, for all to enjoy,” Sappey said. “The township has been working towards preserving this space for over five years and I am happy to help them in their efforts.”

New Garden Township acquired the 137.5-acre property in December last year. Sappey said the plan to keep it as public greenspace also will help to protect water quality in Chester County and beyond because the property contains several streams that flow to Broad Run Creek and into the White Clay Creek Preserve.

“The more we preserve the spaces that have an impact on water quality and avoid overdevelopment, the more we can sustain safe and healthy communities,” Sappey said. “I am committed to supporting sustainable development in the communities I serve and across the commonwealth.”