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Friends of Wissahickon Receives More Than $1M in Grants

New grants will be used for items like storm water management and improved signage.

The Friends of Wissahickon Park have received more than one million dollars in grants for 2014 from various sources.

Here's a rundown of what grants they have received, and what they will pay for.

  $440,000 from the William Penn Foundation to support the continued growth ofFOW's community engagement and stewardship initiatives in Wissahickon Valley Park

·         $271,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the PennsylvaniaDepartment of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to support tributary and stormwater channel remediation

·         $250,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the PennsylvaniaDepartment of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to support the implementation of a park-wide trail signage program

·         $100,000 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the PennsylvaniaDepartment of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to support the restoration of a collapsed stream bank failure along Forbidden Drive.

sanlazarro12173 December 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Now that's the Christmas spirit. If everyone donated a few minutes a week to pick up that one piece of trash, or recycled just one more bottle or can, we can save our beautiful environment. So not even a mouse has to stir.

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