12 - 06 - 2013 Corman Announces $1.47 Million in Community Conservation Grants
State Sen. Jake Corman has announced the awarding of nearly $1.5 million in state Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants. The CCPP program is administered by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments and organizations to develop and improve parks and other recreational areas. Corman said that “We are blessed in central Pennsylvania with numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, and I am pleased to announce this assistance to improve these sites and expand the opportunity for residents to get outside and enjoy our parks, trails and waterways”. Mifflin County will be receiving $125,000 to develop boat access on the Juniata River in the McVeytown/Mattawanna area. Work will include construction of a boat ramp, parking, ADA access, landscaping, signs and other improvements. The CCPP program includes Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservative Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund, and several federal funding sources.