HARRISBURG – Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) announced that grants were awarded to Monroe County through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to help fund the Nature Conservancy’s open space protections in Hamilton and Stroud townships.
These grants come from DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program and are a part of a $50 million investment for 280 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources and help revitalize local communities.
“I am pleased to hear that the Nature Conservancy was awarded these necessary funds to help protect and preserve land and structures in Hamilton and Stroud townships,” said Brown. “I want to thank DCNR for making these protection projects possible here in Monroe County.”
Listed below are the grants awarded to Monroe County:
• The Nature Conservancy, $144,100, payment toward the acquisition of approximately 70 acres in Hamilton Township, Monroe County, for protection of the Kittatinny Ridge and Cherry Creek Watershed.
• The Nature Conservancy, $162,600, payment toward the acquisition of approximately 62 acres in Stroud Township, Monroe County, for open space protection.
• The Nature Conservancy, $136,900, payment toward the acquisition of approximately 50 acres in Stroud and Hamilton townships, Monroe County, for protection of the Kittatinny Ridge.
DCNR’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation builds connections between citizens and the outdoors by providing funding and technical assistance support for local recreation and park improvement projects through its Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants.
Representative Rosemary M. Brown
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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