Kirkland announces grants for Chester, Marcus Hook

CHESTER, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced that state grants have been awarded for projects in Chester City and Marcus Hook.

The following 2021 Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants were awarded by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources:

  • Chester City - $50,000 for East Coast Greenway – Norris Street connector design.
  • Marcus Hook - $43,800 for a master site development plan for replacement of the Delaware River pier in Market Square Memorial Park.

“Access to recreational spaces is important for our residents and visitors alike,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware. “I’m happy to see state funding assist projects that will make improvements for the good of our communities.”

The DCNR Recreation and Conservation grant program is funded with a variety of state and federal funding sources including, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93) which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Recreational Trails; Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; ATV Management Restricted Account; and the Snowmobile Management Restricted Account.