HARRISBURG – Working to further enhance quality of life in the 105th Legislative District, Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin) today announced two state grants totaling $475,000 were awarded to Lower Paxton and South Hanover townships.
“These projects aim to support clean water and offer community recreational opportunities to grow and improve the quality of life in our townships,” Lewis said. “I was proud to support these initiatives and applaud the municipal officials for their leadership in facilitating the projects and applying for funding to make these goals reality.”
Both grants were approved today at a meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority.
Lower Paxton Township was awarded $275,000 for restoration of the Asylum Run stream. Asylum Run is currently listed as an impaired stream by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with a total maximum daily load for sediment. This project will eliminate sediment pollution by excavating 1,800 linear feet of existing stream bank, creating a wider and more gently sloped bank. Native meadow and wetland plantings within the floodplain will be used to promote vegetative reinforcement of the soil. The grant was awarded through the Watershed Restoration Protection Program.
South Hanover Township was awarded $200,000 for construction of an amphitheater in Patriot Park. The amphitheater will include lawn seating, ADA-compliant seating with ramp and railing, fixed lighting and a sound system. The amphitheater will serve as a centrally located outdoor community event center for residents of the township and surrounding area. The grant was awarded through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program.
Both programs are funded by impact fees collected on natural gas drilling under Act 13 of 2012.
Representative Andrew Lewis
105th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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