Nov. 20, 2018

NAZARETH – State Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth) is proud to announce the awarding of a $200,000 grant to Northampton County to be used for further development of Minsi Lake Park.

“I’m looking forward to the finished project, and the vast number of improvements that will be made to the lake and surrounding area, which we all know is an incredible asset to our community," Emrick said.

The grant money will fund construction of pedestrian walkways and bridges, a comfort station, a fishing pier and kayak launch; installation of lighting and utilities; ADA access and landscaping.

The county has also been awarded a $75,000 grant for preparation of a Greenway and Stewardship Plan for Minsi Lake Park, Bear Swamp Park, and Tott’s Gap Corridor.

The grants are administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, with funding coming from the following sources:
• The Keystone Fund, which is generated from a portion of the realty transfer tax
• The Environmental Stewardship Fund
• The ATV/Snowmobile Fund generated through fees for licenses
• Federal monies including the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s district office at (610) 588-8811 or (570) 897-0401.

Representative Joe Emrick
137th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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