$424,000 in Growing Greener Funding Awarded to Improve Natural Areas

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MALVERN, PA — State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, announced that two natural areas have received more than $425,000 in state grants to address environmental concerns.

The state Growing Greener funding administered by the Department of Environmental Protection includes:

  • $324,800 to Malvern Borough – This will provide for improvements to the Randolph Woods Nature Preserve, including renovation of an access drive, installation of a pavilion, fencing and gates, ADA access, landscaping, and other related site improvements.
  • $100,344 to Green Valleys Association of Southeastern PA – The proposed project will provide technical and financial assistance to equestrian operations in the French Creek Watershed.

“These grants will help ensure that the natural beauty of Chester County is preserved,” said Howard. “These projects will allow anyone and everyone to enjoy the parks and natural areas we have to offer.”

Growing Greener is the largest single investment of state funds in Pennsylvania’s history to address critical environmental concerns. Grantees have up to three years to implement their projects.

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