State Grants Support Community Development Projects in Greene, Washington Counties

HARRISBURG – Several state grants will aid in the development and rehabilitation of trails and parks in Washington and Greene counties, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

In Washington County, a $122,000 grant will aid in the development of Community Park in Independence Township, including the construction of pedestrian walkways, pavilions, stormwater management and an access road and parking area.

In addition, a $50,000 grant to Donora Borough will help prepare a trail study for the development of approximately 53 miles of the Monongahela Valley Corridor spanning six municipalities in Washington County.

In Greene County, a $403,000 grant will support 2.2 miles of trail construction and fencing along the Greene River Trail Extension in Rice’s Landing Borough. The new trail will run from Crucible Village to Jacobs Ferry Road. The project will also include ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other site improvements.

Another $200,000 grant will allow for the construction of pedestrian walkways and bridges, cross-country and hiking trail development, landscaping and other improvements to Wisecarver Recreation Area in Waynesburg Borough.

“Many of these projects have been identified as local priorities for years, but finding the funding to complete the necessary improvements has been a challenge,” Bartolotta said. “I am thankful that these grants will help complete these projects and offer new recreation opportunities in local communities for years to come.”

Funding for the projects was provided through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, which is administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

CONTACT: Will Thomeier (724) 746-3762