HERMITAGE, Pa. -- State funds to aid outdoor recreational projects have been awarded to Hermitage and to South Pymatuning Township.
Pennsylvania state Sen. Bob Robbins of Greenville, R-50th, and state Rep. Mike Gruitza of Hermitage, D-7th, announced that Hermitage will receive $100,000 for the further development of the Linden Pointe Recreational Trail. South Pymatuning will receive $40,000 to further develop its community park.
The funds are being awarded through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program.
The initiative is administered by the state Bureau of Recreation and Conservation to provide financial and technical assistance to local governments, river and trail organizations, land trusts and other nonprofit groups for the planning, acquisition and development of park, recreation, conservation and greenways projects.
Funds are provided by the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Stewardship Act Fund.