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Southern Alleghenies names grant recipients

Reservoir Park will receive solar lighting

The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, with support from the Pennsylvania Depart­ment of Conservation and Natural Resources, has awarded $124,500 in grant funding to local communities in the region.

The funding was provided through the Southern Alle­ghenies Regional Greenways Mini-Grants Program, which aims to provide funding for projects which support implementation of the overall purpose and goals identified in the Southern Alle­ghenies Greenways and Open Space Network Plan and the Southern Alle­ghenies Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

The grants and projects include:

— $3,000 for the Fort Fetter Community Park Design in Blair Township.

Blair Township will engage a landscape architect to prepare conceptual designs for walking paths among extensive trees and other flora to encourage physical activity, incorporate best management practices into the design and capture and retain on site all storm water from the park.

— $27,243.25 to the Tyrone Sports Association for Reservoir Park basketball court renovations.

With this funding, the association plans to pave the court, apply protective coating and line striping. Fencing will be replaced and padding will be added to the basketball poles for safety. New solar lighting will be put in place for safety for night basketball and visitors to the park.

— $5,000 for the Stoners­town Recreation Park Improvement Project in Liberty Township, Bedford County.

Liberty Township will resurface the existing basketball court and upgrade benches within the park, bicycle racks and use certified playground mulch.

n $39,607 for the Pennsyl­vania Avenue Pedestrian Walkway in Mount Union.

The borough will remove temporary sidewalks and construct sidewalks and concrete curbs on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue.

— $50,000 for the Somerset Lake Nature Trail Park Trail Development Project.

The county will construct a trail from the newly built north parking lot area. It will meander through the woods alongside the lake to the corner of Wood Duck and Gilmour roads.

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