Snyder: More than $85,000 awarded for Wisecarver Reservoir boat ramp access project
CARMICHAELS, April 12 – Area residents are one step closer to new recreational opportunities thanks to a grant of $85,845 that will help fund a non-motorized boat ramp providing access to the Wisecarver Reservoir near Waynesburg, state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, announced today.
Snyder said the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s award to Greene County under the Boating Facility Grant Program will open new avenues for residents in an area that has lacked a plentiful variety of options.
“Abundant, affordable recreational opportunities are key to quality of life, but for our region’s many residents who love boating, convenient access to still waterways has been somewhat limited,” Snyder said. “The Wisecarver Reservoir, located in an area that highlights our region’s natural beauty, would provide a perfect opportunity for residents, but access is limited without a way to launch watercraft.
“The funding awarded today is truly exciting because this project promises to open a whole new avenue for residents to spend time on the water while appreciating all our gorgeous region has to offer. I want to thank the Greene County Commissioners for their partnership and commitment on making Wisecarver a one-of-a-kind recreational facility for all to enjoy."
Snyder added that the ramp would enhance fishing opportunities in the county by increasing the chances of the commission stocking the Wisecarver. She said the project would include a geocell canoe/kayak ramp, a paved access road and drop-off area for boaters, a gravel path from the boat launch and a boat storage area, for an estimated total project cost of $172,000.
Matching funds in the amount of $200,000 were approved through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
More information about the grant is available here.