McClinton commends $250,000 grant to improve Bartram’s Mile Trail

State Rep. Joanna McClinton is applauding a $250,000 state grant announced today to make improvements to the Bartram’s Mile Trail in Philadelphia. 

McClinton said the funding is part of Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Recreation and Conservation grant program and will be used to rehabilitate an abandoned industrial pier along the trail at 49th Street. 

The work includes the stabilization and construction of a fishing pier and pedestrian walkways, while working on handicap access, landscaping, and other related site improvements. 

“The Bartram’s Mile trail offers a great place for my neighbors to enjoy the outdoors and rich history Bartram’s Garden has to offer right here in Southwest Philly,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “During a time we’re stressing the need to protect ourselves during COVID-19, I am committed to securing resources to revamp places like this and provide my communities with the opportunity to get out of the house while still being able to follow the appropriate safety guidelines.”  

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 which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund.

A full list of grant recipients can be found on DCNR's website.