Upgrades to equipment and facilities has continued at our drop-off recycling and composting facilities thanks to a $350,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The Act 101 Recycling Program Grant has, or will soon, fund: A horizontally-fed wood waste grinder (purchased in 2021) Compartmentalized recycling containers A skid loader for the recycling and composting operations (purchased in 2021) Pavement improvements to the drop-off area Home and business recycling bins Educational signage "We're delighted to receive this funding and look forward to the new equipment and facility improvements," said Environmental Director John Frederick at the time of the award. "The [...]
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Local officials testified on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee at the Antrim Brethren in Christ Church Chambersburg, Franklin County in regards to MS4 requirements. To view the hearing please Click Here.
The Board of Supervisors voted to purchase a brine deicing system at their September 2019 meeting. The system will help the public works staff to better and more efficiently manage roadway conditions during the winter months.
DEP’s Office of Environmental Education will offer a free workshop in Blair County on Wednesday, June 13th at The Hollidaysburg Public Library, Hollidaysburg, PA, titled “Weathering the Storm: Understanding Stormwater Runoff.” Participants will learn how to create meaningful watershed educational experiences to advance environmental literacy and stormwater stewardship. Who is this workshop is designed for? Classroom teachers (Act 48 credits available!) Others who perform environmental education and outreach to the public, such as: MS4 permittees seeking compliance with MCM #1 Conservation Districts Watershed groups Other non-profit organizations Please share the attached flyer widely with any contacts and organizations that may be interested.
Wolf Administration Announces $50 Million Investment to Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization across Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced an investment of $50 million for 280 projects across Pennsylvania that will create new recreational opportunities, conserve natural resources, and help revitalize local communities. “Many of the projects being funded -- improvements to local parks, trails, and river access -- bring opportunities for outdoor recreation closer to home, and are the features that help attract families, visitors, and businesses that provide jobs to communities,” Governor Wolf said. “This $50 million in grants will support communities throughout Pennsylvania working to protect and improve natural [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2018 Wolf Administration Announces Grant for Trail Connection in Blair County Harrisburg, PA – Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced an investment for the Logan Valley Streetcar Trail in Blair County that is envisioned as part of a rail trail network that will support the community’s connection to good health, and it’s history. “Trails provide a close-to-home connection to nature and recreation that is always free or affordable,” Dunn said. “We are happy to provide this grant to support the community’s vision that future generations will use the Logan Valley Streetcar [...]
On May 8 Governor Wolf announced 82 Improvement Projects to Bolster Public Transit, Communities Across Pennsylvania. Antis Township among those who received funding. To view the announcement please Click Here.
On April 9, the Township Manager signed into agreement with Cliff Kittner and the PA Department of Conservation and National Resources to provide a review of recreation services to assist the Township in arranging for the efficiency of service delivery. Please review the following document to learn more.