MIDDLETOWN – State Rep. Chris Quinn and state Sen. Tom Killion applauded the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for awarding more than $1.3 million to both Middletown Township and Delaware County for the preservation of open space.
Both legislators worked to help secure the funding. Middletown Township received $1 million to help with the acquisition of 81 acres to expand Sleighton Park. Delaware County received $305,000 toward acquiring 10 acres in Middletown Township to expand Mineral Hill County Park.
“Open space is a precious commodity in Delaware County, and we need to continue to work on preserving it for the people of this county to enjoy,” Quinn (R-Delaware) said. “I am proud that I helped expand our park systems in both the township and the county for increased recreational opportunities for our residents.”
“Today’s investment in open space will pay dividends for years to come,” said Killion. “It’s impact also echoes into the broader community, and I’m proud to have supported this grant for Middletown and Delco.”
The grants are funded through a variety of state and federal sources including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund (Key 93), which includes KeyCommunity and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF); the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF); Pennsylvania Trails fund (PRT - federal source); Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program (HA); and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund (ATV).
Representative Chris Quinn
168th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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