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Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Awards
Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland
Allegheny Ridge Corporation, $45,000 for the Kiskiminetas Valley Greenway, Trails and Downtown Study to
determine the feasibility of various trail/share the road/bike route connections, gateway public art/interpretive
enhancements, and integrating greenway, trail, and Main Street master planning in the Kiskiminetas Valley section of the Pittsburgh to Harrisburg trail. Jane Sheffield, (814) 940-1922.
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, and Montgomery Natural Lands Trust, $50,100 to prepare phase II of the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative, Natural Resource Greenway Corridor Study in coordination with local governments and organizations in these counties. Carol R. DeWolf, (610) 353-5587.
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Montgomery Natural Lands Trust, $190,000 for the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative to coordinate the activities of the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape initiative. Work to include implementing the 2009 and 2010 work plans, management support for the sub-landscape lead organizations, development and administration of a mini-grant program, and protection work in the Hopewell Big Woods and Schuylkill River Trail corridor. Carol DeWolf, (610) 353-5587.
Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, $100,000, Continue the tree cover program for Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Work to include management and administration, education and technical assistance, research, capacity building, and developing regional partnerships to address reforestation, tree planting and other environmental stewardship, natural resources protection and sustainable growth issues. Mike Leff, (215) 988-8795.
Bucks, Philadelphia and Delaware Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $23,000 for the Tidal Delaware Water Trail Outreach and Education Program to conduct outreach on the Tidal Delaware Water Trail by creating educational materials, providing leadership training for stewards and supporting them through online and printed resources, advance the implementation of proposed launch site plans by surveying municipal representatives regarding their needs and current riverfront plans. Conduct a technical assistance/best practices workshop that aids in prioritizing sites and facilities. Davitt Woodwell, (412) 481-9400.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $42,500 for the East Coast Greenway Project Implementation to provide technical assistance and coordinate implementation of multiple segments of the East Coast Greenway to municipalities and other non-profit organizations these counties, to coordinate an overall outreach strategy to promote the greenway throughout Pennsylvania. Davitt Woodwell, (412) 481-9400.
Cameron, Elk *St. Marys Area Snowmobile Association, $40,000 to purchase snow grooming equipment to maintain over 80 miles of snowmobile trails in Jones Township, the City of St. Marys, and Shippen Township. John Cotter, (814) 834-4304.
Centre, Lycoming SEDA-Council of Governments, $57,000 for TreeVitalize Metros to implement a tree cover program in Centre and Lycoming counties on publicly owned properties through implementation of a sub-grant program to include tree purchase and planting, management, education and technical assistance. Tom Grbenick, (570) 524-4491.
Clarion, Elk, Forest, McKean McKean County, $34,400 to complete a Knox to Kane Rail Corridor Feasibility Study, an approximately 70-mile stretch along the abandoned Knox Kane rail corridor. Matthew F. Marusiak, (814) 773-3162.
Indiana, Westmoreland *Conemaugh Valley Conservancy, $48,200 for further rehabilitation of three of the West Penn Trail in Derry, Burrel, and Conemaugh townships with work including the rehabilitation of approximately 7.7 miles of the Kiski, Jim Mayer, and Conemaugh River Lake sections, ADA access, signage, and other related site improvements.
Michael Quinn, (814) 479-7162.
Lackawanna, Wyoming Countryside Conservancy, $42,000 for the acquisition of approximately 43 acres for riparian area protection and future extension of the Trolley Trail. Mary Felley, (570) 945-6995.
Multiple Appalachian Mountain Club, $75,000, Pennsylvania Highlands Outreach and Trail Project to identify and conserve priority lands in the PA Highlands; implement the PA Highlands Trail Network Action Plan; and manage the PA Highlands Committee. Kristen Sykes, (610) 868-6903.
Lumber Heritage Region of PA, $300,000 to coordinate Conservation Landscape Initiatives activities in the PA Wilds including implementing the 2010 & 2011 work plans, working with local governments to implement the stewardship goals via the PA Wilds Design Guide, identifying and building community support for critical trail connections, supporting the PA Wilds Futures Network, and developing a new youth engagement initiative for high school students. Michael S. Wennin, (814) 486-0213.
National Audubon Society, $75,000 for the Kittatinny Ridge Important Bird Area, implementation of the conservation plan for the Kittatinny Ridge by creating an Audubon property registry of key landowners;
providing technical assistance and training to municipalities on environmental regulations and land use ordinances; developing fact sheets for priority bird habitat best management practices and producing a State of the Kittatinny Report. Brian Byrnes, (610) 666-5593.
Natural Lands Trust, $75,000 for "Growing Greener: Conservation by Design" to provide training and technical assistance to municipal officials, planning consultants and community planners on sound land use development practices. Ann Hutchinson, (610) 353-5640.
PA CleanWays, $75,000 for "Greenway Adoption and Education Program" including providing technical assistance, promotion, training, and education to establish a corps of volunteers to conduct 4 or 5 illegal dumpsite cleanups in greenways and to administer the Adopt-A-Greenway Program. Provide informational and adoption signage for new and previous cleanup sites. Develop a teacher's guide to the "Open Your Eyes to Litter" publication. Heidi Pedicone, (724) 836-4121.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council, $46,000, PA Water Trails and Communities to provide technical assistance to local groups and communities that are initiating water trail projects; develop an economic impact study of water trails in Pennsylvania; complete communications and marketing planning activities for the Pennsylvania Water Trails Partnership and the Tidal Delaware Water Trail. Davitt Woodwell, (412) 481-9400.
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, $50,000 for the Conservation Easement Assistance Program to provide small grants to land trusts to help cover the administrative costs of acquiring conservation easements. Andrew Loza, (717) 230-8560.
Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, $150,000 to provide technical assistance, outreach and education in 2010-2011 to conservation organizations and governments on land conservation and good land use planning, expand Conservation Tools.org, manage Conservation Easement Assistance Program, and manage the annual PALTA Land Conservation Conferences..Andrew Loza, (717) 230-8560.
Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers, $125,000 to promote the 2010 River of the Year activities; administer a mini-grant program for river organizations to conduct river awareness and sojourns.
Jonathan D. Meade, (717) 230-8044.
Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, $175,000 for Advancing Volunteerism and Recreation in Pennsylvania" to engage citizens in volunteerism and recreation in Pennsylvania, with a focus on youth, seniors and friends groups, improve communications through multiple forms of media. Support the advancement of increased recreational opportunities in our state parks and forests. Marci Mowery, (717) 236Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, $110,500 for the PRPS/DCNR Trail Training Project to provide safety education training and technical assistance to non-motorized and motorized trail managers and organizations, develop statewide trail training plan, coordinate regional workshops and publish the "Trails to You"" newsletter. "Robert D. Griffith, (814) 234-4272.
Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society, $175,000 for Recreation and Park Education and Technical Assistance to assist the Department with the provision of Recreation and Park education, training, and technical assistance services through the use of technology such as webinars, website based information;
convening workshops and conferences, support for the RecTAP Program; “Green” and sustainable best practices, consultant training; and expanded focus on inclusion, continued support for the Technical Advisory Committee and the health and wellness priorities from the SCORP. Robert D. Griffith, (814) 234-4272.
Schuylkill River Greenway Association, $60,000 to create and administer a mini-grant program to award subgrants to partners in the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Landscape Initiative. Tim Fenchel, (484) 945-0200.
The Conservation Fund, $50,000 to fund the Pennsylvania Local & Private Land Conservation and Parks Funding Project which will analyze the potential of generating local and county government matching funds for land conservation projects. Todd McNew, (717) 230-8166.
Whitaker Center For Science and the Arts, $150,000, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Educational Film, work to include completion of the pre-production phase of a giant format, educational film on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed including scriptwriting and concept development, production design, production management, equipment preparation, and final schedule preparation. Kelly Silvis, (814) 221-2356.
WITF, $65,000 for the Explore PA and Maurice Goddard Documentary by producing four new episodes of the Explore PA television series, developing segments of past and future Explore PA episodes for use on various multi-media platforms, producing a special documentary featuring the life of Maurice Goddard. Create an Environmental Forum that focuses on life of Maurice Goddard and the major environmental issues facing Pennsylvania today. Cara Williams Fry, (717) 910-2848.
By County Allegheny Allegheny Land Trust, $81,000, acquisition of approximately 19 acres adjacent to the Emerald Greenway along Sawmill Run Boulevard in Pittsburgh for passive recreation and open space. Roy Kraynyk, (412) 741-2750.
Char-West Council of Governments, $55,000 to prepare a Multi-Municipal Recreation, Open Space and Greenway Plan for McKees Rocks Borough, Stowe and Neville townships. George Scarborough, (412) 279Duquesne City, $150,000 for the Grant Avenue to Port Perry Trail Construction to include further development of the Great Allegheny Passage in Duquesne City and construction of approximately 2/3 of a mile of trail from Grant Avenue to the Port Perry Bridge, erosion and sedimentation controls, safety fencing, ADA access, signage, and other related site improvements. Jack Paulik, (724) 787-5623.
Hollow Oak Land Trust, $22,000 for the Komichak Property Acquisition including acquisition of approximately 18 acres along Montour Run and Hassam Road in Moon Township for passive recreation and riparian buffer.
Janet B. Thorne, (412) 264-5354.
Pittsburgh City, $250,000, continue the tree cover program in Pittsburgh City and Allegheny County on publicly owned properties to include streetscapes, trails and parks. Lisa Ceoffe, (412) 393-0154.
*Regional Trail Corporation, $63,300 for Youghiogheny River Trail resurfacing in Elizabeth Township of approximately 5 miles of trail from the Allegheny County line to Fellabaum Street in Buena Vista, drainage improvements, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Charles Smith, (412) 303-3933.
Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, $62,500 to complete the update of the “Routes to Roots Driving Guide" for southwestern Pennsylvania and overhaul online website; publish a book and create a ‘special’ web page featuring the “Lil’ Steel” exhibit; produce another “History to Go” DVD and cell phone tour on the Carrie Furnace National Historic Landmark; plan and supervise the stabilization and restoration of the W. A. Young Machine & Foundry; and update the management action plan. Jeffrey T. Leber, (412) 464-4020.
Chippewa Township, $125,900 for McKinley Park Development to include construction of a ballfield, access road, parking: installation fencing, ADA access, landscaping, site amenities, project sign and other related site improvements. Mark Taylor, (724) 843-8177.
New Brighton Area Recreation Commission, $105,500 for New Brighton Memorial Field Rehabilitation in New Brighton Borough to include reconstruction of the ballfield; installation of Irrigation system, fencing, warning track, ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Larry R. Morley, (724) 846
Bedford County Conservation District, $46,500 for Lake Koon Development in Cumberland Valley Township to include construction of a boating access, handicapped fishing pier, and parking area; installation of a floating dock; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Jennifer Kovacs, (814) 623Hopewell Borough, $30,000 for further development of Community Park to include construction of a basketball court; ADA access, landscaping, project sign and other related site improvements. Saundra M. Thomas, (814) 928-4455.
Berks Berks County Conservancy, $455,500, Oley Hills: Jones, Kriebel and Morning properties acquisition of conservation easements on three properties totaling 282 acres in District Township for for open space. Larry Lloyd, (610) 372-4992.
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, $15,000 for far a feasibility study of the Visitor Center Renovation and Expansion Project and to evaluate renewable energy source(s) and the best green technology solutions for the Center renovation including the LEED certification level, and will include site analysis and testing. Lee C.
Schisler, (610) 756-6961.