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State Sen. Kane announces over $2.6 million in DCNR grant funding in his district

Pa. State Senator John Kane recently announced the allocation of grant funding for conservation projects in the 9th District. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded grants to various organizations and municipalities to support community conservation efforts.

The DCNR funding, derived from the state's conservation budget, plays a crucial role in preserving and enhancing natural spaces within Pennsylvania. These grants enable local organizations and municipalities to undertake important projects that promote environmental conservation and improve community spaces.

“I am thrilled to see these funds being directed towards important conservation projects in our district. This investment will not only preserve our natural resources but also enhance the quality of life for residents," said Sen. Kane. “I commend the recipients for their dedication to environmental conservation and their efforts to create sustainable and vibrant community spaces.”

The following grants have been awarded for the Chester County portion of the 9th District:

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance: Restoration of 1,850 feet of Bucktoe Creek in New Garden Township. The project includes streambank stabilization, installation of in-stream habitat structures, riparian forest buffer, landscaping, project sign, and other related site improvements. Grant amount: $115,000.

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance: Installation of approximately 7 acres of riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Lower Delaware River Watershed in Chester County. The project includes landowner outreach and engagement, buffer plantings and post-planting establishment, project sign, and other related site improvements. Grant amount: $50,300.

Kennett Township: Payment toward the acquisition of approximately 24 acres along Burnt Mill Road in Kennett Township, Chester County for trail connection and woodland protection. Grant amount: $300,000.

London Britain Township: Rehabilitation of Nichols Park in London Britain Township, Chester County. The project includes renovation of basketball courts, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping, project sign, and other related site improvements. Grant amount: $200,000.

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