(HARRISBURG) – The Town of Bloomsburg has received an Act 13 grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) in the amount of $25,000, according to state Senator John R. Gordner.

The funds will be allotted by means of the Marcellus Legacy Fund to assist in the development of a comprehensive trail study throughout the Town of Bloomsburg, Columbia County.  The master plan will both identify ways to improve existing trails and lay out potential new trails to be added in the future.  The total cost for this initial phase is $50,000.

“I am pleased that the CFA recognized the significance of this project,” said Senator Gordner. “Having a comprehensive trail plan will be the basis for future projects which will maximize the outdoor recreational opportunities across the community.”

The Marcellus Legacy Fund was created by Act 13 of 2012 to provide for the distribution of unconventional gas well impact fees to counties, municipalities and commonwealth agencies to assist in projects, including: abandoned mine drainage abatement, abandoned well plugging, sewage treatment, greenways, trails and recreation, watershed restoration and flood control.


CONTACT: Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928

Mike Stephens
Office of the Majority Whip
Senator John Gordner
177 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA  17120
(717) 787-8928