Burns: $263,125 in state grants awarded for outdoor projects

EBENSBURG, Jan. 16 – More than a quarter of a million dollars will be shared with three communities in the 72nd Legislative District for parks and river conservation, state Rep. Frank Burns announced today.

East Conemaugh Borough will receive $121,125 for phase one of its Veterans Memorial Park transformation; Johnstown’s Parks Department will receive $42,000; and Nanty Glo will receive $100,000 for levee system improvements through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.

“These are more state grants for our area, which will have a positive impact on the community and the environment – money which otherwise would have gone to another community in another part of the state,” Burns said. “I remain committed to making sure Cambria County and our communities receive their fair stare of state funding – and working to support outdoor opportunities for all ages.”

Conemaugh plans to improve existing conditions in the park, from fixing broken and cracked sidewalks to adding wheelchair access and installing accessible and safe playground structures.

Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program funds can be used to develop, rehabilitate and improve public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails and river conservation.