McClinton, Young and Williams applaud $250,000 for Bartram Garden Trail
State House Speaker Joanna McClinton, Rep. Regina Young, and Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams are applauding a $250,000 grant for the John Bartram Association in southwest Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG, Jan. 16 – State House Speaker Joanna McClinton, Rep. Regina Young, and Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams are applauding a $250,000 grant for the John Bartram Association in southwest Philadelphia.
The association will use the grant to boost amenities along the popular Bartram Garden Trail that hosts thousands of local residents every year. The trail is used by walkers, runners and cyclists, and by people looking for a spot to fish or explore many parts of the garden. It is part of the larger Schuylkill River Trail.
“The Bartram Garden Trail links our communities along the Schuykill River, so residents from different neighborhoods can enjoy and explore the outdoors together,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “This significant funding will improve the trail so that it continues to be treasure that the entire region can enjoy for years to come.”
“I'm thrilled that the John Bartram Association is getting this funding for increased trail amenities within Bartram's Garden,” said Young, D-Phila./Delaware. “This is a gem for our communities in Southwest Philadelphia, providing wide open green space, agricultural opportunities and a peaceful respite tucked in the boundaries of our city. As a member of the House Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development Committee, I'm always proud to promote and invest in these unique locations in our community.”
“Every step we take towards restoring, rehabilitating, and improving our city's public parks and trails is a leap toward a more vibrant and sustainable community. With this grant, we can create a haven of natural beauty, a place where families can gather and where the spirit of our city can thrive. Together, let's invest in the future of our parks and trails and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come,” said Williams, D-Phila./Delaware.
The funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program, which is an outdoor rehabilitation and beautification program. The GTRP
supports projects that involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation. The maximum grant is $250,000 and a 15% match of the total project cost is required.