Several Chester County municipalities and organizations have been awarded a total of $5,065,700 in grants for recreation, conservation, and community revitalization projects, according to a report from the Chester County Planning Commission.
The Community Conservation Partnerships Program awards are given out by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Natural Lands is looking to acquire 442 acres along Saint Matthews Road in West Vincent and West Pikeland while the Conservation Fund wants to buy 982.6 acres along Springlawn Road in Elk, Franklin, and New London.
Other land preservation grants included $600,000 to the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County for a 182-acre parcel in Elk and $199,000 for a 23-acre parcel in London Britain. Meanwhile, both the Chester Valley Trail project in West Whiteland and Milltown Dam Park received $500,000 each in development funding.
For the full list of grant recipients, click here.
Read more about the grants from the Chester County Planning Commission here.