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Scott Conservancy awarded $15K grant

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The Scott Conservancy has been chosen to receive a $15,000 grant that will go toward environmental upkeep in the township.

Conservancy treasurer Jane Sorcan said the money will be used to make improvements to the Kane Wood Nature Area.

Also included in the grant, provided by the Laurel Foundation, is money that can be used to purchase office equipment for the organization. Sorcan said it also will be used to promote new membership.

Sorcan said some of the money will be used to create better access to the township's trail system, and erosion and drainage issues along some of the trails will be addressed. A small bridge will be built across the stream along Tom the Tinker Trail, and Neville's Trade Trail will be graded and compacted, she said.

“Laurel Foundation has been a great supporter of the Scott Conservancy in the past,” Sorcan said. “They were instrumental in the original purchase of the Kane Woods Nature Area property, and it was with their support that we were able to make many of the improvements that opened the area up for community use.”

The Pittsburgh-based Laurel Foundation was established in 1951 and provides grants in areas such as the arts, culture, environment and conservation and community development.



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