– State grants totaling $284,000 have been awarded to three entities to fund recreational improvement projects in the 104th Legislative District, according to Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon).
Helm played a key role in securing a $150,000 grant for Dauphin Borough through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) that will go toward the rehabilitation and further development of Lions Club Park and Market Square Park.
“I wholeheartedly supported the borough’s funding request for this project to bring much needed upgrades to Dauphin’s two community parks,” said Helm. “The funding will go toward the construction of a pedestrian walkway connecting the parks, which are only a block apart. The project also includes the installation of a pavilion, parking area, playground equipment with required safety surfacing and landscaping.”
Dauphin County was awarded $75,000 to fund the preparation of a master site development plan for Detweiler Park in Middle Paxton Township.
In addition, the Dauphin County Conservation District was awarded a $59,000 grant for construction of approximately 11.5 acres of riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Susquehanna River Watershed.
DCNR awarded a total of $50 million for 280 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources and help revitalize local communities.
Representative Sue Helm
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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