Webster secures $278,000 for outdoor development projects

Grants awarded through Greenways, Trails and Recreation, and Watershed Restoration programs

MONTGOMERY, Jan. 16 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, announced today that two projects in Montgomery County will receive state grants to rehabilitate outdoor spaces.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority has released a list of grant awardees from various Department of Community and Economic Development projects. Montgomery County projects will receive a total of $278,000 in funds under the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP) and Watershed Restoration Protection Program (WRPP).

  • $200,000 to Upper Providence Township for the Anderson Farm Park Loop Trail.
  • $78,000 to the National Audubon Society, John James Audubon Center for the John James Audubon Center Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project.

"When the state funds beautification projects like these, everyone benefits. Making outdoor areas accessible will encourage more people to get outside and explore what our area has to offer," Webster stated. "I look forward to the completion of these plans and applaud the Upper Providence Township and the National Audubon Society for working to make our area appealing to both our residents and our visitors."

Webster represents the 150th Legislative District, which includes Collegeville, Trappe, Lower and Upper Providence, and West Norriton, and serves on the House Appropriations, Environmental Resources and Energy, Finance, State Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.