AOAA Again Successful in Receiving State Grant Funds

(HARRISBURG) – – The Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area will be expanding by approximately 200 acres with the successful grant award of $117,000 in state funds, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt Masser (R-107). The funding has been approved by the State Department of Conservation and Natural resources through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

164 acres along the western portion of the Adventure Area and 36 acres along the eastern reserve will be added to the park. The land is in Coal, East Cameron and West Cameron Townships, and both tracts have numerous trails for development. The addition along the western portion of the AOAA will provide continuous connectivity to the eastern reserve.

“The AOAA has not only provided additional recreational activity in eastern Northumberland County, it has spurred economic development and activity in an area where it is sorely needed,” said Senator Gordner.

“I have been pleased to support the AOAA since its inception,” said Rep. Masser. “The state has also recognized its importance with continued funding.”

The Community Conservation Partnerships program is funded through a variety of state and federal sources including the Keystone Park and Recreation Fund, the state Recreational Trails Fund, the Environmental Stewardship Fund and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

CONTACT: Todd B. Roup (717)787-8928