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11/07/2019

Wolf Administration Announces State Investment to Create First Riverfront Public Park in Johnstown

Harrisburg, PA -- The Wolf Administration today announced grant funding for new recreation opportunities at the first riverfront park in Johnstown, Cambria County. An investment of $225,000 will support the creation of Inclined Plane Riverfront Park to improve access to the Stonycreek River.

“Local parks improve the everyday lives of people of all places, ages, and backgrounds, while serving as a primary venue for recreation for Pennsylvanians,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “We are happy to assist Johnstown City by investing in its first riverside public park, so that residents and visitors can experience a greater connection to the Stonycreek and have fun on the water.”

The proposed Inclined Plane Riverfront Park will include a boat launch, fishing pier, and walkways.

The grant is one of 27 grants, awarded statewide, totaling approximately $2.2 million from Environmental Stewardship and Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Funds for rivers conservation, access, and streamside forest buffers.

Projects will include stream and floodplain restoration; conservation plans; dam removal; two river access points; green infrastructure in local parks; and 159 acres of streamside forest buffers. A complete list (DOC) is on the DCNR website.

For more information about DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnership Program grants visit the DCNR website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Christina Novak, 717-772-9101

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