Nelson: Upwards of $175K awarded across 154th Legislative District

Funding will support trail, watershed restoration initiatives

HARRISBURG, Sept. 21 – State Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, announced that $176,000 in state funding has been awarded to support numerous trail and watershed restoration projects across the 154th Legislative District.

Funding was granted through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Nelson said $44,000 was awarded via the CFA’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to Cheltenham Township for walkway and driveway improvements at Curtis Arboretum. Another $44,000 was awarded through the same program to Springfield Township for phase two of the Walnut Avenue Trail.

Two additional $44,000 disbursements came by way of the CFA’s Watershed Restoration Protection Program, Nelson said. The first disbursement was awarded to Cheltenham Township for stream restoration at Robinson Park. The remaining funding was earmarked for the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club’s stream restoration and protection initiative.

“Environmental upkeep and enhancements play a large role in helping our district thrive,” Nelson said. “So, it’s important we do everything possible to protect our local environment – greenways, trails and waterways – in order to leave a sustainable community and future for generations to come.”