Dec. 04, 2017

MOUNT BETHEL - Three municipalities in the 137th Legislative District are recipients of Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants, according to state Rep. Joe Emrick (R-Nazareth). Funded with federal and state money, these grants are administered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

“Residents of these three municipalities stand to gain great recreational opportunities as the result of these grants,” Emrick said. “I applaud the leaders of these local governments for looking to improve the quality of life for their citizens.”

Here are the three grant recipients and the amount of the grants received:

• Lower Mt. Bethel Township - $450,000 for acquisition of more than 173 acres of land along the Delaware River for open space protection and passive recreation.

• Tatamy Borough - $40,000 for improvements to Creekside Park that include landscaping, construction of pavilion and pedestrian walkways and creation of ADA accessibility.

• Washington Township - $150,000 for further development of Washington Township Recreation Complex. These improvements include construction of basketball and pickleball courts; a nature play area; pump park; gaga ball pit; observation deck; dog park; disc golf course; parking area; pedestrian walkways and stormwater management measures; installation of nature play equipment and fitness equipment; ADA accessibility and landscaping.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Emrick’s district office at (610) 746-5090 or (570) 897-0401.

Representative Joe Emrick
137th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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