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West Pottsgrove, Trappe Win Green Grants

PHILADELPHIA PA – West Pottsgrove Township and Trappe borough are among five Montgomery County municipalities that have won PECO Green Region grants intended to focus on open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation.

West Pottsgrove Township is receiving $7,500 to improve Murgia Park and Manatawny Trail. It will use the money to add an ADA-accessible fishing area and picnic tables, multi-use trail bridge and educational signage. Trappe also won $7,500 to create the Main Street Trail that will connect the existing Rambo Park trail system to Main Street.

The green grants were announced last Tuesday (Sept. 8, 2015). Perkiomen, Plymouth and Whitemarsh townships were grant winners too.

A committee made of representatives from PECO, county agencies and conservation organizations reviews all grant applications and selects projects to be funded. Municipalities may annually apply for grants of up to $10,000 per project. Earlier PECO Green Region projects have included the development of recreation trails, pond and garden restorations and the purchase of open land.

Grants administered in partnership with the Natural Lands Trust.

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