Gordner, Masser Announce DCNR Grant for Danville

(HARRISBURG) – The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) has awarded a Park Rehabilitation and Development grant in the amount of $290,000 to Danville Borough (Montour County), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Kurt A. Masser (R-107).  The funding will be provided through DCNR’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

The grant will be utilized to help develop Canal Park, located in Danville Borough.  Included in the plans for the new park are: pedestrian walkways, an amphitheater, a stormwater management system, installation of ADA access and other site-related improvements.

“I want to thank DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn for seeing the merit in this project and providing some much-needed grant money to help make it a reality,” said Senator Gordner. “This important project is part of a larger, ongoing effort to revitalize downtown Danville.”

“The site for this project is a formerly blighted property that was purchased by the Borough and turned into green space,” said Representative Masser.  “Through this grant, we will now be able to turn what was an eyesore into an attractive area that can be utilized by the entire community.”

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