Pashinski announces $100,000 grant to rehabilitate section of D&L Trail

HARRISBURG, Sept. 20 – State Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne, today announced the approval by the Commonwealth Financing Authority of a $100,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant to the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association for the Oliver Mills to Mountain Top D&L Trail segment.

“Northeast PA and Pennsylvania are blessed with some of the most beautiful and bountiful natural landscapes anywhere,” Pashinski said. “Not only do these places provide excellent hunting and angling, as well as outdoor recreation opportunities, they also generate critical dollars for our communities. Thank you to Governor Wolf and his administration for recognizing the importance of the D&L Trail to our region’s beauty, economy, and quality of life.”

Pashinski said the association will use the funds to rehabilitate 4.8 miles of the existing Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor trail located in Fairview and Hanover townships and Laurel Borough, Luzerne County. These CFA funds are in addition to the recently announced $826,000 investment from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program toward the Development of the D&L Trail in Fairview and Hanover townships and Laurel Run Borough.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages. The CFA holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania's economic growth. The CFA consists of seven board members: four legislative appointees and the secretaries of DCED, the Office of the Budget and the Department of Banking.