Pittsburgh, Pa. − September 17, 2019 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams announced more than $500,000 in state greenway and watershed grant funding across District 38, including projects in West View, Highland Park, Richland Township, and Harmar Township.
Through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program (GTRP), the Borough of West View will receive $100,000 to rehabilitate Farley Park and the City of Pittsburgh will receive $75,000 for work on the Highland Park Pedestrian Tunnel. GTRP funding is awarded to projects that involve the development, rehabilitation, and improvement to public parks, recreations, greenways, and trails.
Richland Township will receive $187,000 for streambank restoration of the West Branch of Deer Creek. Harmar Township will receive $156,378 for streambank restoration within the Township. This funding is provided through the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP), which supports projects that involve the construction, improvement, expansion, repair, maintenance, or rehabilitation of new or existing watershed protection Best Management Practices.
“I’m proud of the work our communities are doing to invest in our parks and waterways,” said Senator Williams. “And I’m thrilled anytime I get the opportunity to support them and advocate for additional funding. These projects will open up new greenspace, make our communities safer, and improve water quality and stormwater retention throughout the entire watershed.”
Both the GTRP and WRPP are administered by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) through Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Funding.