Salisbury lauds $250,000 grant to Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp.

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 10 – State Rep. Abigail Salisbury, D-Allegheny, announced today that a $250,000 Community Conservation Partnership Program grant was awarded to the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp.

Salisbury said the funds will be utilized to implement various initiatives at the Carrie Blast Furnaces site, including efforts to promote its historical preservation and generate recreational tourism. Such efforts would include public workshops, fundraisers and mini grants.

“Much of Pittsburgh’s identity and history is synonymous with the tireless work ethic of its steel mill laborers,” Salisbury said. “This grant will help allow new generations to discover and learn about their commitment to the Steel City and keep their spirit alive for generations to come.”

A total of more than $1.19 million in CCPR grants was awarded to park, recreational and conservation projects throughout Allegheny County.

The PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources facilitates the grants, and a complete list of all statewide grant recipients for fall of this year can be found here.