Nelson presents check to Springfield Township

SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 15 – Springfield Township received a $300,000 check presented by state Rep. Napoleon Nelson on Wednesday. The funds will be used as a payment toward the acquisition of approximately 2.7 acres along Haws Lane for habitat protection and passive recreation.

“It is paramount that we preserve open space to help limit urban and suburban sprawl,” said Nelson, D-Montgomery. “I am pleased to partner with Springfield Township on this and other quality of life issues.”

Nelson said the grant was awarded under the Community Conservation Partnership Program.

“The Board of Commissioners appreciates the partnerships with local governments that the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has fostered through the Community Conservation Partnership Program to protect critical natural areas and open space such as Harston Woods,” Springfield Township President James M. Lee said.

More information about the Community Conservation Partnership Program is available here:

Nelson represents the 154th Legislative District comprised of Cheltenham, Jenkintown and Springfield in Montgomery County.


Editors Note: An image of Rep. Nelson presenting a ceremonial check can be found here.

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