Gordner, Millard Announce Two Recreation Grants for the Town of Bloomsburg

(HARRISBURG) – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded two grants to the Town of Bloomsburg, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative David R. Millard (R-109).  The funding will be provided through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

One grant, in the amount of $200,000, will be utilized for the renovation of the Norris E. Rock Memorial Pool.  Through the project, the bath house will be upgraded to be ADA compliant, a zero entry walk-in area will be added for ease of access to the pool, new water features will be added and a new pool liner and decking will be installed.

“Thousands of children and their families have enjoyed this pool for many decades,” said Representative Millard.  “This grant will allow for necessary upgrades to be made so that the people of our community can continue to enjoy the pool for many years to come.”

The second grant will supply $30,000 for the preparation of a study that will be used for the development of a pedestrian and bicycle trail in the area of the historic North Branch Canal.

“DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn has been very visible in working with the communities in our area,” said Senator Gordner. “I want to thank her for her continued partnership.”

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:  Mike Stephens 717-787-8928