HARRISBURG – Two projects to make needed improvements to East Brunswick Township Park and H. D. Buehler Memorial Pool in Tamaqua were awarded state grants, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-124). This news comes after a strongly bipartisan effort to fund conservation and recreational improvement projects in the 2022-23 state budget.
“The past few years have shown us all just how valuable outdoor recreational opportunities at our parks and pools can be,” said Senator Argall. “Thanks to these competitive grants, the people of East Brunswick, Tamaqua, and the surrounding areas will have better options to enjoy the outdoors. I’m grateful the Senate and the House were able to work in a bipartisan manner to support these efforts to improve our communities.”
“I am more than pleased to see these necessary projects receive funding within our communities,” said Rep. Knowles. “These improvements are essential in making our communities safer and more enjoyable for all who live there.”
East Brunswick Township Park was awarded $70,000 to build new pedestrian walkways and a multi-purpose field, and to make other improvements. The H. D. Buehler Memorial Pool in Tamaqua was awarded $1,750,000 to renovate the main pool, build new walkways and decking, install new filtration and recirculation systems, and to make other improvements.
All grants were awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Community Conservation Partnerships Program. A second round of grants will be distributed later this fall.
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