Shusterman announces $212,824 in nature and recreation grants

PAOLI, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester, said she is proud to announce that more than $212,000 has been awarded to improve local streams and recreation centers.


Tredyffrin Township will receive a $112,824 grant from the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to build a bike skills/pump park.

"I'm excited to announce these grants have been awarded to deserving projects in the 157th Legislative District,” Shusterman said. Young people in our community spearheaded the idea for a bike park, which will add an additional form of recreation in Mill Road Park. By locating the bike park so that it is accessible via the Chester Valley Trail, we hope to encourage bike ridership and promote accessibility."

In addition, a grant of $100,000 has been awarded to the Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited by the Watershed Restoration Protection Program.

"This project will fund the creation of two stormwater infiltration beds along Crabby Creek to address flooding and environmental issues, while also enhancing Brook trout restoration efforts,” Shusterman added. “Tredyffrin Township is making considerable efforts to manage stormwater, and I am proud to bring tax dollars back to the district to support this project."