Brooks, Roae Announce Grants for Crawford County Parks and Trails

HARRISBURG (December 30, 2021) – Sen. Michele Brooks and Rep. Brad Roae are pleased to share news of several grants awarded today from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to support community projects.  This support includes the following:

  • Clear Lake Authority, $500,000, for the development of the East Branch Trail in Sparta and Steuben Townships.  Work will include the construction of approximately three miles of trail from Route 89 to Fish Flats Road in Sparta Township and approximately two miles of trail from Station Road to Greytown Road in Steuben Township; rehabilitation of the Sportsman Road Bridge in Sparta Township; ADA access, landscaping, project signage and related site improvements.
  • Meadville City, $105,500, for the rehabilitation of Bicentennial Park. Work will include construction of a pedestrian walkway and parking area; the installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and fencing; ADA access, landscaping, project signage and related site improvements.
  • Woodcock Borough, $13,900 to prepare a Master Site Development Plan for the 45-acre Heist Park, to include a written, bound report.
  • Venango Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism, $221,000, to manage the heritage area and its initiatives, including the 2022 mini-grant program; complete phase V rehabilitation of the Scheide House in Titusville City; create three new preservation plans for significant buildings located within the heritage region; reprint waterproof Allegheny Wild and Scenic River Guide maps; create a Trail Tales Program; and replace interpretive panels along the Emlenton Walking Tour.

“These funds will help make these areas more accessible to all and build on outdoor areas that have been so popular with residents and tourists and alike,” Sen. Brooks said.

“It’s always good when our local area gets local projects funded,” Rep. Broad Roae added.


CONTACT: Diane McNaughton
(717) 787-1322

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