Hanbidge, Collett announce $225,000 grant benefiting local waterway

LOWER GWYNEDD, Jan. 16 — State Rep. Liz Hanbidge and state Sen. Maria Collett today announced that Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School will receive a $225,000 grant to be used toward the Trewellyn Creek Crossing project.

The funding comes from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program.

“Grants like this help safeguard local water quality and maintain adequate stormwater management measures,” Hanbidge said. “I look forward to seeing how students and staff at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School will work together to preserve Trewllyn Creek Crossing and the subsequent benefits this will have on the surrounding environment.”

“I was pleased to work alongside Representative Liz Hanbidge to deliver $225,000 in state grant funding to Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School,” said Collett. “This Trewellyn Creek Crossing project is just the latest example of the school’s thoughtful stewardship of the land, making the campus an even more welcoming and engaging place for students and community members alike.”

Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program projects involve development, rehabilitation and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails, and river conservation. Grants can be awarded for up to $250,000 for any project. A 15% match of the total project cost is required. More information about the program is available here: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/greenways-trails-and-recreation-program-gtrp/.