Davis announces $228K in state funding for projects in Mon Valley

McKEESPORT, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, announced today a total of $228,100 in state funding to support improvements for a park in White Oak Borough and a plan for green stormwater infrastructure in McKeesport.

The grants, issued through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, are going to the following projects:

  • $184,100 grant for White Oak Borough will rehabilitate Heritage Hill Park. The project includes construction of a pedestrian walkway and parking area, installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing, ADA access, landscaping and other related site improvements.
  • $44,000 for Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to prepare a Community Greening Plan for McKeesport Borough.

“This funding will bring upgrades to Heritage Hill Park that will make it more accessible and a better place for our children to play,” Davis said. “Creating a Community Greening Plan will help to find opportunities for green infrastructure that will manage stormwater and reduce water pollution in a sustainable way, while also enhancing and beautifying McKeesport.”

The DCNR grants were made available through the Community Conservation Partnership Program. More information about the program is available here.