State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, was joined by Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn and Greene County commissioners at the Greene County Courthouse in announcing $603,000 in grants for two projects that will help improve the Greene River Trail and the Wisecarver Recreation Area.
Snyder said $403,000 will benefit the development of more than 2 miles of the Greene River Trail in Rice’s Landing Borough and Cumberland Township, and $200,000 will help fund walkways, bridges and trails at the Wisecarver Recreation Area in Waynesburg. The grants were awarded through DCNR.
“Months ago, the Greene County commissioners visited my office in Harrisburg to ask for help in getting these grants fully funded,” Snyder said. “Today, I couldn’t be happier to report that we have obtained the funding that will allow us to revitalize and improve our community resources in order to make them more welcoming for our residents.”
The Greene River Trail is 5.1 miles long and the grant will help fund the southern extension of the byway for another 2.2 miles to Jacobs Ferry Road. The ultimate goal is connecting the trail to the village of Nemacolin and then on to Point Marion, to Sheepskin Trail and further.
The Wisecarver Recreation Area is a 360-acre site that includes an 18.5-acre reservoir.
Funding will help provide the park with more trails. Matching revenue for the project will be provided by the county.
For more information about these projects, visit the DCNR’s website.